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
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.”
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.