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Where will this course lead?

On successful completion on this one-year course you can progress onto the second year, the Level 3 extended diploma in Business. Alternatively, you could choose a different Level 3 course at Stratford college or go onto an apprenticeship or employment.

What will I study?

In your first year you will study 6 units, 2 of which will have external assessments (Exams)

 

The units you will complete on this course are:

Exploring Business

Recruitment & selection

Managing an Event

Investigating customer service

Personal & business finance (Exam)

Developing a marketing campaign (Exam)

How will this course be delivered?

The Level 3 foundation diploma at level 3 is both a theoretical and a practical course and will be delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, presentations, case studies, guest speakers, workshops, exams & external trips. The lecturers are highly experienced with many years working in industry and some owning and running their own businesses. All classrooms have state of the art facilities including interactive whiteboards, computers, and video link software.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business (1 year)

How will I be assessed?

You will be studying via a variety of assessment methods including role plays, interviews, presentations, written reports, posters, reports, and leaflets.

You will be working on assignment briefs designed by expert tutors, using employer's feedback to ensure the content is up to date.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will be interviewed by a member of the course team, and you will be expected to bring a reference.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 5 GCSEs at 4/5 (or C) grade or above which must include maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification at merit or above, with GCSE English and maths at grade 4/5 (or C) or above.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to be dressed formally every day on this course. We promote work readiness on this course and whilst we do not enforce a uniform there is an expectation that you will be dressed smartly during your lesson time at college. This will be discussed at length during interview.

What can I do after this course?

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (Year 2)

Other Level 3 qualifications

Apprenticeships

Employment

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

Sept-2022

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A for 16-18 year old

Course Code

BMSAC153SCF0

Study Mode

Full Time

Business Analyst

Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

What’s Involved?

Business Analyst's assess the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice. They identify problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets. They also determine the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyse and interpret information gained and formulate and implement recommendations and solutions. They advise governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings. They run workshops, and address seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.

Business Advisor

Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

What’s Involved?

Business Advisors assess the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice. They identify problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets. They determine the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyse and interpret information gained and formulate and implement recommendations and solutions. They also advise governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings. They run workshops, and address seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.

Business Project and Finance Manager

Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.

What’s Involved?

Business Project and Finance Managers find out what the client or company wants to achieve. They agree timescales, costs and resources needed. They also draw up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project. They select and lead a project team. They negotiate with contractors and suppliers for materials and services. They also ensure that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards. They report regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.

Business Administrator

Workers in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 242: Business, research and administrative professionals.

What’s Involved?

Business Administrators coordinate the organisation's services and resources, liaising with other senior staff. They analyse internal processes and systems, recommend and implement procedural and policy changes. They also recruit and manage staff, assign and delegate tasks and duties, make changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload. They develop plans, set objectives and monitor and evaluate performance. They prepare and review operational and financial reports. They control and administer budgets. They also advise national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provide technical assistance in the formulation of policy. They co-ordinate and direct the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government. They register and maintain records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issue appropriate certificates and report any suspicious causes of death to the coroner. They negotiate and monitor contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and act upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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