|Contact||Mr M Blythe (Curriculum Leader: Business and Learning Director: Post 16)|
|Entry Requirements||Grade 6 in Mathematics and English Language.|
Is this course for me?
This Level 3 Certificate in Applied Business will suit anyone who is interested in the business world; who wants to know how to get started in industry, and how to run and work within a successful business.
Where can it take me?
A business qualification can open the door to literally hundreds of careers - too many to list here! Whatever route you choose to follow throughout your career, your business qualification will provide relevant knowledge whether it’s marketing, management, customer services or accounting.
Unit 1 - Financial planning and analysis (External examination)
In this unit, you will investigate how finance can help plan an enterprise, monitor its progress and analyse financial decisions.
Unit 2 - Business dynamics (Internally centre assessed)
In this unit, you will develop your understanding of business organisations and how they can use their human, physical and financial resources to achieve their goals.
Unit 3 - Entrepreneurial opportunities (External assignment)
In this unit, you will develop your understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities and investigate how individuals can exploit these through personal enterprise, e.g. by offering a service. You will consider opportunities for your own personal enterprise, for a given context, and propose marketing and operations activities to take advantage of the entrepreneurial opportunity.
Unit 4 - Managing and leading people ( External examination)
In this unit, you will investigate how managers can organise, motivate and lead employees through organisational change to achieve business objectives.
Unit 5 - Developing a business proposal (Internally centre assessed)
In this unit, you will investigate the processes required to develop, present and evaluate a business proposal. The business proposal will require human resources beyond those provided by yourself. You will develop a concise proposal and present this to funding providers.
Unit 8 - Marketing communications (Internally centre assessed)
In this unit, you will investigate the use of marketing communications by small businesses, develop a marketing communications mix for your business proposal and recommend a schedule of marketing communications.