89% of students achieved high grades 

You will learn how to succeed in business at all levels from the environment to resources to marketing and communication. This course is both theory and practical including work placement opportunities.

This course is for you if you have a clear career path in the business sector. Students on this course progress directly on to employment, higher apprenticeships or higher education. It is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

During your course you will also take part in a work placement. Our dedicated work placement team secure incredible placements across the
borough and Manchester to allow you to gain invaluable experience in a business sector.

You will study 18 units over 2 years ranging across the 4 functions of Business – HR, Accounting, Operations Management and Marketing. Example Units include:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business

Entry requirements

  • Work placement opportunities
  • Highly skilled teaching staff with industry experience
  • Innovative teaching and techniques
  • Course content tailored to leading requirements of top academics
  • Visiting Alumni from industry
  • Outstanding progression to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment
  • Mock Assessment Centre preparation
  • Careers talks in Accounting (Ernst and Young) and Investment Challenge (Economics)
  • Young Enterprise Programme developing entrepreneurial skills
  • Trips to universities

Our past students studying this course have gone on to:

D*DD Manchester Metropolitan University - Law

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Business/Economics

D*DD Manchester Metropolitan University - Computing

D*D*D Employment Hollygate Aircraft Components Limited

D*DD Leeds Beckett University - Business Management with Marketing

The University of York - Marketing with a year in industry

D*D*D* Buckinghamshire New University - Football Business and Marketing

D*D*D* Employment National Grid - Electrical Engineer

D*DD University of Central Lancashire Degree - Sports Business Management

D*D*D* University College Chester Degree - Business Management

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Advertising and Brand Management

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Hospitality Business Management

D*D*D Manchester Metropolitan University - Accounting and Finance

D*D*D* Lancaster University - Economics

Apprenticeship Stockport MBC – Business Administration

Apprenticeship Range Roofing & Cladding Ltd - Design Apprentice

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Business Management with placement

Employment Bromley Solicitors - Office Assistant

D*D*D* University of Surrey - Business Management

D*D*D* University of Wales, Cardiff - Accounting and Finance

Manchester Metropolitan University - Hospitality Business Management

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Banking and Finance

Employment William Hill - Management Trainee

D*D*D* Apprenticeship with Manchester Metropolitan University

D*D*D* Manchester Metropolitan University - Accounting and Finance (Placement)

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Diploma
Exam Board : Pearson
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 42% exam 58% non-examined

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