Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
Students will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business and complete projects investigating topics such as; preparing a marketing campaign, managing an event and business finance. During the course students will develop through their group work, IT and presentation skills. Students who study Business will gain an insight into the short, medium and long term running of small to global businesses. Critical thinking of real life examples gives students the skills to understand how businesses operate and compete in various industries.
Potential Topics / Units that will be studied
Students will study a range of key areas in Business these are topics such as Exploring Business where students will learn about the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.
Other units covered are Marketing, Finance and Recruitment in the business world.
If studying for the Diploma in business other areas of study include Business Management, Event Planning, Globalisation in Business and Customer Services.
By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of business and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your business career.
The Diploma qualification is assessed through 45% external examination, two external examination sittings take place in the first year of the course and the third examination takes place in the second year. The non-examined assessment is marked by the teacher and is worth 55% of the final grade and consists of five coursework tasks.
Additional Course Entry Requirements
Previous Business knowledge is useful, but not essential.
Progression and career opportunities
This course is all about preparing you for employment and/or entry to university. Future careers include accounting, banking, insurance, human resources, marketing and sales. Business is a broad subject that can mix with a combination of any other vocational or academic courses.