Want to start your own business? Make your ideas happen? Create exciting advertising campaigns? Learn how to manage a team of professionals? You can start developing your career in this sector by studying our Foundation Diploma in Business.
If you have ever wondered how a business operates in an ever-changing environment, then this course is for you! It will provide you with an understanding of how marketing, human resources, accounts, operations, sales, project teams, management teams, directors and customer service interlink to achieve business aims and objectives.
You will develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the world of business. You will complete projects investigating topics such as marketing, financial analysis, website design and retail strategies, for example. By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of business and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your business career. During the course you will also develop your group work, IT and presentation skills.
It will enable you to acquire vital skills and the critical awareness necessary for managing teams and creating value for a business, whilst preparing you for your career. The course can provide a pathway both directly into a career in Business as well as to Higher Education studies and higher apprenticeships in this and related subjects.
So if you want to kick start your career in business, come and join our Foundation Diploma in Business.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
GCSEs A*-C / or Grade 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
One of the above must be in English Language or maths.
Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above or relevant industry experience to Level 3 or above may also be accepted.
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade 4 (that's the old Grade C) or above in Maths and/or English you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in these subjects. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
You will be assessed via both internally set projects and external examinations and you will be awarded a PASS, MERIT or DISTICTION based on the results of these assessments. You will also be assessed in a variety of ways - presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises, case study analysis and team work.
Aims of the course
This qualification is designed to support learners who want a strong core study of business with a focus on varied learning experience and will be a combination of a student-centred to enable progression to roles in the business industry, apprenticeship or progression to higher education.
Upon successful completion of the second year of this course you will be able to progress to a specialised university degree course or to a business apprenticeship or job. Examples of possible degree paths are:
- BA (Hons) in Business Management
- BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing
- BA (Hons) in Business Administration
We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs with industry standard hardware and software where you will learn a range of skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to a university degree level business course. If you do not wish to go to higher education you will be able to pursue a business apprenticeship or job.
Progression is to Higher Education to study Business or an aspect such as Event Management, Human Resources, Marketing & Sales, Insurance, Banking, Accounting or Advertising at Degree Level. In addition, we will prepare you for starting your own business or perhaps a career in e-business or you will be able to pursue a business apprenticeship or job.