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    Business and Management

    Business and Management | Level 3 | P11767

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 or 2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This is a two year study programme which is equivalent to 3 A Levels, however a one year option is also available which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Both programme years will accrue UCAS points should your chosen progression route be a UK university.

      If you are unsure which option is right for you, this can be discussed with the Course Leader during your recruitment interview or alternatively with our professionally qualified Careers Guidance Team. To speak to our Careers Guidance Team about your course choices, career aspirations, employment goals or university options, then please drop into the Learner Hub, call us on 01283 494473/494474 or email us at   

      This course will prepare you for employment and working in a business environment. It will also give you an insight into a range of different aspects of business relevant in today’s society and business environment.

      You will develop your skills and knowledge in a large range of business functions. This includes marketing, recruitment, finance, communication, project management, event management and the business environment. 

    • Entry requirements

      A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4, including either English or maths

      (or) Level 2 subject specific qualification, including Level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths

      (or) Equivalent occupational experience, including Level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths

    • What modules will I study?
      • Communication
      • Event Management
      • Finance
      • International Business
      • Marketing
      • Project Management
      • Recruitment
      • The Business Environment
    • How will I be assessed?

      With a combination of exams and coursework, the range of delivery and assessment methods provides a platform to develop knowledge and skills in a business context to prepare you for future study or the world of work.

    • What can I do next?

      After successful completion, you can go on to study in Higher Education at the College or a university.

      You can also go on to gain a career in the world of business in professions such as human resources, international business, marketing, sales, customer service, finance, project management, event management and sales.

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Industry Placement

      An industry placement is designed to give you a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice, develop your technical skills and become job ready. As part of your programme, you will spend a minimum of 45 days with an external employer in a role directly relevant to your course. It’s a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. You’ll develop your technical skills, as well as your employability “soft skills” such as communicating, adapting to change, teamwork and problem solving. It’s a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, build confidence, gain industry contacts and help you decide your future steps. It may even lead to a job or apprenticeship opportunity at the end of the industry placement and upon completion of your course. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. For more information on Industry Placements, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494805 or email

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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