The Extended Diploma is a two year, full-time course that is equivalent to 3 A Levels and allows you to progress to university courses in business areas before entering employment.

It can also support those who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector.You will explore the key topics in business such as business finance, marketing, international business, recruitment and management.

You will study 13 units of which 7 are mandatory and 4 are external including:
Unit 1: Exploring Business (Internally assessed)
Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (Externally assessed)
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (Externally assessed)
Unit 4: Managing an Event(Internally assessed)
Unit 16: Visual Merchandising (Optional) (Internally assessed)
Unit 8:Recruitment and Selection (Optional) (Internally assessed)

Year 2:
Unit 5: International Business (Internally assessed)
Unit 6: Principles of Management (Externally assessed)
Unit 7: Business Decision Making (Externally assessed)
Unit 11: Final Accounts for Public Limited Companies (Optional) (Internally assessed)
Unit 17: Digital Marketing (Optional)(Internally assessed)
Unit 19: Pitching for a new business (Optional) (Internally assessed)
Unit 20: Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility (Optional) (Internally assessed)

This course is approximately 60% theory and 40% practical.

These are some of the main types of internal assessment. We use a variety of techniques to support all learning styles:

  • written reports
  • creation of financial documents
  • projects
  • posters, displays, leaflets
  • recordings of interviews/role plays
  • working logbooks, reflective journals
  • presentations with assessor questioning

You will also undertake one weeks’ worth of week experience each year which is related to your course units which will allow you get a real hands-on experience of industry issues.

Year 1 is a retail based experience and in year 2 we ask you to find an experience you think you want to try for your future, whether it be Marketing, Accountancy, Event Management, HRM, Business development, Operations management, or any area of business that interests you.

On successful completion of the course you can progress to employment, an apprenticeship, or further study as the qualification carries UCAS points and meets the admission requirements of many relevant courses such as theHND in Business at University Centre Stamford or other Business degrees at university. You could also enter employment in junior business roles in Marketing, Administration, Finance, Events Management or Human Resources..

In Year 1 you will undertake one externally assessed controlled set assessment and one external examination, with all other units assessed internally.

In Year 2 you will undertake two external examinations, with all other units internally assessed.

Internal assessments include both individual and group work to enhance your learning experience.

Trips, visits and guest speakers are an essential part of your course and they develop your knowledge of different career opportunities and allow you to add to the skills you are learning at College.

You will visit The Bank of England and Houses of parliament to gain insightful knowledge of how the UK economy works and to understand the impact that Government has on business and their activities.

You will also visit several industry based businesses relevant to the course.

You will work with and visit Bishop Grosseteste University to discover their new and innovative Enterprise degree.

You will participate in Enterprise challenges and create your own small business, we also actively encourage you to take part in industry lead competitions such as Start-up Stamford, Institute of Financial Studies, The Times Young economist of the year, plus other competitions as they arise.

You will meet successful business people from different business sectors and backgrounds to inspire you and get top tips for future employment.

5 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 4/C or above.

For Admission

Department : Business
Level : Level 3
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 2 Years Full Time
Course Code : ED3BU2F

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