Exam Board – AQA

Qualification – Certificate (TVQ01206) and Extended Certificate (TVQ01027)

Entry requirements – 5 x GCSEs at grades 9-4, including a grade 4 in English and a grade 4 in maths

Course specification

This course is varied and interesting, allowing students to develop skills that are transferable to many areas of the business world such as working in a team, communication skills and invaluable analysis and evaluation skills.

“The course really brings business studies to life and has allowed me to develop my transferable skills, such as teamwork and communication skills, that I will utilise and implement in the future.”

– Student

There are three units that are covered in year one:

Unit 1: financial planning and analysis

Learners explore different ways in which enterprises can be owned and financed. Students will gain an understanding of the issues that enterprises face in an ever-changing environment and this will be used to make business decisions.

Unit 2: business dynamics

Learners investigate factors contributing to the success of businesses, focusing on the role of managers, supervisors and employees. Structures of businesses are evaluated and analysed.

Unit 3: entrepreneurial opportunities

Learners develop an understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities and investigate how individuals can exploit these through personal enterprise.

There are three additional units studied in year two:

  • unit 4: managing people
  • unit 5: developing a business proposal
  • unit 8: marketing communications

The overall qualification is graded pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Please note: students must pass all units in order to achieve a qualification in level 3 applied general business.

What doors does this open up for me?

The course supports entry into higher education or employment such as management, finance,
entrepreneurship, economics etc. when taken alongside other qualifications. The qualification carries UCAS points.

Learning journey

Our learning journeys can be used to understand each subject in more detail.

Applied business extended certificate