In Year 1, you will complete 2 units for the Certificate:
Unit 1 – Exploring Business (Assessed via coursework) 90 credits
- Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign (Assessed via controlled conditions) 90 credits
In Year 2, you will complete 2 more units for the Extended Certificate:
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance (Assessed via exam) 120 credits
- Unit 8 – Recruitment and selection (assessed via coursework) 60 credits
The units are assessed differently. Units 1 and 8 are internally assessed pieces of coursework. Unit 2 is an externally assessed assignment, written in exam conditions. Unit 3 is an externally assessed exam.
5 GCSEs grades at 9 to 4 including English and Maths. Successful completion of a Level 2 Business course would be beneficial but not essential. If Business has been studied before then a 4 is desired, a conversation is required with the Principal Teacher.
The course covers all aspects of business and with further training you may wish to specialise and study a professional qualification in your chosen area such as Marketing, Retail or Customer Service.
The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for.