93% of students achieved high grades (Distinction* or Distinction)

You will investigate and analyse how and why businesses are successful, while also suggesting how they can improve. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to learn about organisations from how they motivate staff to managing budgets and major projects.

This course is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers. You will be introduced to business and build knowledge of core business concepts. Applying this knowledge to business contexts will develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applications to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are also developed.

You will take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues. Our team will encourage you to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business.

Modules include:

  • Meeting customer needs
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • Business objectives and strategy

Entry requirements

  • 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:

Manchester Metropolitan University - Business

University of Leeds - Events Management

The University of Salford - Law

Manchester Metropolitan - Accounting & Finance

University of Wales, Cardiff - Philosophy

Sheffield Hallam University - Criminology and Psychology

University of Liverpool - Psychology

The University of Huddersfield - Law

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Certificate
Exam Board : Pearson
Pass Rate : 100% pass rate
Assessment : 58% exam, 42% non-examined

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