Is this the course for you?
The beauty of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business is that it allows you to develop a broad range of business knowledge and core skills, but also gives you the opportunity to tailor your study so you can focus on a particular area of specialisation.
You will undertake compulsory modules such as the business environment, marketing, and communication, which will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the business world, but you will then be able to pick additional modules in areas such as management accounting, internet marketing, recruitment and selection, international business, and contract law.
It's this level of specialisation that makes this the perfect course for those of you who know the particular area of work or study you wish to progress to, and makes this course a highly respected route into employment in that sector, either directly or following further study or an apprenticeship.
So, whether you're looking to develop the requisite skills and knowledge for your dream job, build upon the experience you already have, change your career path or return to work, or advance into higher education, this could be the course for you.
What modules will you do?
You will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, in topics as varied as:
- The Business Environment
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Communication
- Financial Accounting
- Creative Product Promotion
- Aspects of Employment Law
- Managing Business Information
- Human Resource Management
- Managing a Business Event
- Internet Marketing in Business
- Starting a Small Business
- Supply Chain and Stock Management
What do you need to apply?
- 4 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C or 9-4, including English Language
- Level 2 vocational qualification and a Level 2 English qualification
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as role play, practical demonstration, report writing, group discussion, and question/answer tests.
You will also be required to take two mandatory exams as part of the course.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead you into jobs, in a variety of business environments, including office manager, marketing officer, brand assistant, business support co-ordinator, accounts assistant, and human resource positions.
It also provides a well-established route into a variety of vocational apprenticeships and specialist higher education courses in this sector, especially when taken alongside other appropriate qualifications.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business, you may wish to consider the following foundation course, available at London South Bank University:
- Business Foundation Degree Course