Business Studies Level 3 Vocational

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Why choose Business Level 3?

The course is specially designed to allow students to study vocationally. This means it is work related where ever possible, but provides the same value as conventional A Level qualifications. It places heavy emphasis on skills which are required by employers, such as time management and team working. It is, therefore, aimed equally at students who wish to move into a career after further education, and those who wish to study at a higher level

Resources and Facilities

  • Internet access, interactive ICT resources and DVDs
  • Business visits and speakers
  • Extensive student support

Teaching and Learning Styles

Teachers on the course are interested in your ability to seek out information from the real world and analyse and present it. A variety of teaching styles are used and there is ample opportunity for students to take increased responsibility for their own learning. Students will develop their time management skills as they will need to meet assignment deadlines. Qualities of self-motivation, independent research and planning are also key to success on the course. Students will demonstrate what they have learnt through case studies, role plays, reports, presentations and visits to local businesses.

Enrichment Activities

Putting theory into practice is an important part of the course. Recent visits to local businesses are Cadbury World, Westons Cider, Worcester Bosch, Aztec Waterpark and Silverstone Race Circuit. The College has close links with the major employers in the area and students will spend time on company premises meeting managers to find out how the business works.

Assessment

There are a variety of different assessment styles:

  • Practical and written assignments which are internally assessed
  • Controlled assessments of financial information in class
  • Role plays or Powerpoint presentations

The Certificate can be studied in the first year and is the equivalent to 0.5 of an A Level. Students can then progress to the Subsidiary Diploma which is the equivalent of 1 A Level. First year students who want to study Business at a more in depth level can study the Foundation Diploma which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. In the second year students can progress to the National Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Awards are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* (star) which are determined by an accumulation of points gained from all the assessed work including externally assessed exams and coursework.

Amir IqbalNunnery Wood High SchoolBusiness Level 3 VocationalI choose this course to help expand my knowledge in the different areas of business, such as how to set up a business, marketing and human resources.
I really enjoyed this course as it enabled me to learn so much as I did not only complete written pieces of work but I was also able to demonstrate what I could do as working as part of a team and had the great experience of running a business event.I also took part in Young Enterprise which gave me a great insight into how you run your own business and be able to see what responsibility you may have when running a business in the future.
After College, I plan to go to De Montfort, Leicester to study Accounting and Finance with a placement year.

Amir Iqbal

Business Level 3 Vocational - Nunnery Wood High School
I choose this course to help expand my knowledge in the different areas of business, such as how to set up a business, marketing and human resources. I really enjoyed this course as it enabled me to learn so much as I did not only complete written pieces of work but I was also able to demonstrate what I could do as working as part of a team and had the great experience of running a business event.I also took part in Young Enterprise which gave me a great insight into how you run your own business and be able to see what responsibility you may have when running a business in the future. After College, I plan to go to De Montfort, Leicester to study Accounting and Finance with a placement year.

Progression Opportunities

The qualification can be used for admission to degree level courses or to begin a career in a business related career. All of the career opportunities open to A Level students are also available to Level 3 Vocational students.

Entry Requirements

Essential QualificationsOther Desirable Qualifications / CombinationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Please see ‘General Course Entry Requirements’GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above, otherwise will be added to your programme of studyWillingness to participate in business visits. Willingness to participate in Young Enterprise. Ability to meet deadlines. Basic IT skills.Compulsory attendance at business visits as required: £35

Qualifications and Enrollment Options

Qualification NameA Level EquivalenceDurationAwarding Body
Foundation Diploma1½ A Levels (3 Blocks)1 YearOCR
Extended Diploma3 A Levels (3 Blocks)1 year (to be studied in 2nd year after successful completion of 90-creditOCR
Certificate½ A Level (1 Block)1 yearOCR
Extended Certificate1 A Level (1 Block)1 year (to be studied in 2nd year after successful completion of Certificate)OCR

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