Course Name: Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language and maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in a business qualification with at least a merit grade or higher.

We will request a school or college report and you will need to attend an interview at the college.

What's Involved

This course is ideal if you are thinking about a career in business management/enterprise. It will give you the essential business skills to help you find a job and work better once you have gained employment. It does not matter which industry you are interested in working in as business underpins most jobs you may want to do in the future whether working in a multi-national, small business, charity or your own business.

To develop your employability opportunities you will also participate in enterprise classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

There are two exam modules included in the programme. Possible modules in the programme include:

> Exploring Business

> Developing a marketing Campaign (this module is assessed as a controlled assessment. A marketing plan is to be produced under exam conditions but you will have the opportunity to research for the task set, prior to the assessment)

> Personal and Business Finance (this module is assessed as a two hour written exam)

> Managing an Event *

> Recruitment and Selection *

> Market Research

* These units in the Level 3 National in Business map to modules in a CIPD qualification, which means if you go on to study a CIPD qualification, you may not need to complete all the modules.

NEW FOR 2020

Students studying the Level 3 BTEC National in Business (RQF) are eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager status, awarded only by CMI.

Foundation Chartered Manager is the first step on the pathway to Chartered Manager. Foundation Chartered Managers are able to use the post-nominals fCMgr and, as a member of CMI, have access to a wide range of benefits, including 1000s of online resources to support continuous professional development, careers support and national & local networking opportunities. Anyone holding a Level 3 BTEC National in Business (RQF) will benefit from a reduced membership fee for the first 12 months of membership.

Course Assessment Method

59% of your overall grade will be achieved through coursework based assessments. These will be taught and assessed in the first half of the year.

The majority of the second half of the year will be studying and preparation for the external assessments included in the programme. 41% of the programme will be externally assessed

What's Next

Business students have gone on to become office managers, personal assistants and call centre operators. If you complete the Extended Diploma there is the opportunity to continue your business studies at University or specialise in marketing, accountancy, retail and management.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 20/21
Start Date: September 2020

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