The Foundation Diploma is made up of six units – some core units that everyone must take, plus some specialist units that allow you to study particular areas in more depth.
The units cover:
• The Business Environment
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
• Personal and Business Finance
• Events Management
• Recruitment and Selection
• Work Experience
There are various trips and activities throughout the programme allowing you to use real experiences to frame your work. As part of the course you will undertake a week’s work experience in a business setting, take part in mock job interviews and CV preparation & also work in a team to organise a college event.
In year one, four of the units are assessed through project and assignment work. Two of the units are assessed through exams. All units are assessed and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and an overall grade for the qualification will be awarded.
The Extended Diploma is made up of seven units – some core units that everyone must take, plus some further specialist units which enable you to develop your knowledge further.
The units cover:
• International Business
• Principles of Management
• Business Decision Making
• Investigating Customer Service
• Pitching for a New Business
• Training and Development
• Market Research
The units provide an opportunity to study Marketing, Finance and Personnel subjects in more depth. In year two, five of the units are assessed through project and assignment work. With all the units we link your learning to real-life businesses. Two of the units are assessed through exams. All units are assessed and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and an overall grade for the qualification will be awarded.
Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business.
At the end of year one, you will then progress into year two to study the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business which is equivalent to a further one and a half A levels, therefore providing overall an equivalent of 3 A Levels.
This course leads to...
If you complete the Foundation Diploma you can progress onto the Extended Diploma. Due the practical nature will have a wide range of future opportunities available to you. You could choose to go on to university to study a wide variety of related topics such as Business, Law or Accountancy, or alternatively you could enter the world of work and specialise in Marketing, Finance, Sales and Personnel sectors. There are also opportunities to enter the world of work via an apprenticeship scheme with the college having links to many local employers.
Our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade C/Level 4 including either Maths or English Language at Level 4 or above
Why study with us?
The business studies department at City of Liverpool College is a growing department with passionate and dedicated staff looking to provide a first-class service based on their experience as examiners. You have a department with industry experience and experience in setting up and running a business. There are opportunities to explore the wider business community by having guest speakers into discuss real-life experiences. Studying in the city centre you will have access to a wide range of businesses to support your learning. The college has a dedicated work experience team to support you in finding work experience. We offer trips to well-known businesses across the region and have links with many apprenticeship providers.Apply Now »
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