Business is an exciting subject which will be relevant to almost any career path you may decide to take. Business will help you to gain a deeper knowledge of how businesses are run and what factors affect them. It will give you an insight to current commercial trends and an appreciation of the demands of the UK business environment. You will cover a wide range of topics such as marketing, accounting, finance, production, people management, retail, business online and legal aspects of business to name but a few.
This 18 unit vocational course will include 4 core topics exploring business activity and look at the resources necessary to achieve effective people, communication and information flows.
Unit 1 - The Business Environment
Unit 2 - Business Resources
Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing
Unit 4 - Business Communication
The remaining 14 units are chosen from a wide variety of specialist topics offering a very flexible qualification. Optional units will be selected from the Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, Law, Administration and Retail pathways.
You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work; case studies; workplace assessment; role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no exams to be taken. You will undertake a two-week placement in Year 2.
At least 4 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English.