OverviewBusiness Advanced (Level 3)
Business at The Bedford College Group is constantly evolving as we respond to the changing face of the employment market and the requirements of our students. This Level 3 Business study programme will enable you to study a vocational business programme which will prepare you for a career in business by developing practical business skills. You will develop a range of key skills and knowledge that will be essential for future employment or university study. You will take part in a diverse and exciting learning experience which has something for everyone. You will develop your creative flair and test your knowledge as you learn about business.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.
All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.
If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.Full-time Fee Flow Chart
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Barnsley and Doncaster
- West Yorkshire
I enjoyed studying Business at school, but in the wider world it’s obviously very influential and people can become very successful from it. It’s something I want to be a part of, which is why I chose to study the subject further at College.
My favourite part of the course is Marketing. We look at: what tactics advertisers use to influence people’s spending; advertising on different platforms; and the different types of markets and the effects they have. We have also studied units on Finance and Exploring Business so far.
As part of my College work placement I work once a week at Portfolio Events, which is a catering company. I can apply everything I learn in College to my work here, including finance when I work on spreadsheets and filing, and marketing when I look at how they promote themselves through awards and testimonials.
In lessons we do a balance of group work and more individual tasks. Our tutors keep us on track with our future plans by regularly talking to us about what we want to do next and how we are going to achieve it.
I want to go to university when I finish College to study either Business or Finance. I’ve not decided on a career yet but I am interested in a role in real estate, as a Financial Advisor or Entrepreneur.
To begin this study programme you will need…
Duration: 2 Years
4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths
Business BTEC at Level 2
During this course you will develop practical skills in all areas and aspects of business.
Year 1 mandatory units:
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Year 2 mandatory units:
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
You will study 13 units in total over the 2-year programme, also including optional units on Managing an Event, Recruitment and Selection, Investigating Customer Service, Pitching for a New Business, Digital Marketing, retailing, etc.
English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
During the year you will also be given the opportunity to visit local and national businesses in order to bring classroom theory to life. Previous trips have included Coca Cola, British Airways and the Bank of England.
You may also take part in Subway’s ‘Design a Sub’ challenge, a nationally recognised competition which provides greater opportunity to develop your understanding of marketing practices and gain a hands-on experience relating business theory to a real life business scenario.
- Two exams in Year 1 – Personal and Business Finance and Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Two exams in Year 2 – Principles of Management and Business Decision Making
The remainder of the units are made up of internal assessments of practical and written assignments.
You will gain
- Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
- English and maths qualifications if required
You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points.
Completion of this study programme will allow you to seek full employment, or to progress to further Business courses at the College, or at university. As part of the study programme you will be given advice on developing a career in Business to help you make the important decision about what to do next.
The Business department has a strict dress code that aims to reflect the business environment. We feel that it is essential that students on our study programme learn this essential employability skill. In addition to the course fees you will also be required to pay £85 to cover the costs of books, enrichment activities and trips.
Additional independent study outside of College will be regularly expected. The examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.