Level 3 in Business

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
1 year
Full time
Cambridge, Huntingdon
Professional Training

Course description

Level 3 in Business

This course will give you knowledge and experience of a range of transferable business skills, techniques and attributes so that you can specialise in an area of business that interests you. You will be carrying out a period of work experience which will enable you to put your theory into practice and enhance your CV.

Suitability - Who should attend?

You will need one of the following qualifications - Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), including English or Maths, OR - A BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate or First Diploma, OR - A Level 2 NVQ in a related subject e.g. Administration or customer service You will also need evidence of commitment and good attendance. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • understanding of the business world e.g. funding, tax, identifying potential markets, grants, business set up loans, costing, marketing strategies, business planning, pitching, research techniques, enterprise skills and developing innovative ideas
  • ability to plan and shape your business ideas e.g. start up, marketing and selling your ideas to potential sponsors and partners
  • networks by interacting with existing entrepreneurs and business leaders in our community and learning the secrets of a successful business, pitfalls to avoid and managing ambition with a work life balance
  • English and Maths through either a GCSE Pathway or GCSE retake programme
  • English, Maths and IT skills through the vocational assignments

Continuing Studies

This qualification helps you to progress on to - BA/BSc/FdA at a Higher Education institution or HNC/D Business at Cambridge Regional College - apprenticeships within the wider commercial industries and supported through Cambridge Regional College - employment e.g. trainee manager in retail, junior accountancy, financial services (insurance) and internships Please note in order to progress to a Level 4/5 HNC/D BTEC Diploma in Business you will need to achieve a minimum Pass for your Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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