Key InformationLevel: LEVEL 3
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Ms Lunney
Entry RequirementsStudents should normally have achieved 5 GCSE A*- C grades including Grade 4 English and Maths. It is not a pre-requisite to have studied Business at GCSE.
Why Choose this course?A level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied Business is a fun and informative subject that bridges the science and art gap nicely. If you like the idea of managerial aspects of a job or working for yourself, then perhaps taking a Level 3 Applied A-level in Business is a good idea.
This qualification provides a broad understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and is suitable for learning alongside other Level 3 qualifications, ie A levels and/or other Level 3 vocational qualifications (such as accounting, sociology, psychology, languages, Media, retail etc).
This qualification can also prepare you to take up employment in business and entrepreneurship, either directly after achieving the qualification or via higher education at university or college.
Studying this qualification will enable you to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills recognised as most important by higher education and employers. The qualification also offers you an opportunity to develop transferrable skills, such as teamwork, research and communication as part of their applied learning.
All of the units in this qualification are mandatory.
Each of the qualification's units address key aspects of business. You will undertake a programme of assessment designed to assess not only your knowledge and understanding of business, but also the way in which your knowledge and understanding can shape practical skills in beginning to think and realise your own plans about business and future employment goals.