Business (Applied) Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate

Students will undertake a programme of assessments designed to assess not only their knowledge and understanding of business, but also the way in which this knowledge and understanding can shape their practical skills in beginning to think and realise their own plans about business.

Taking this course will provide the learner with the ability to:-

  • Develop a critical understanding of organisations and the market they serve.
  • Acquire a range of skills including decision making and problem solving.
  • Be aware of current structures of business and business practice in different sectors and environments.
  • Acquire a good grounding in business for higher education and employment.

A student taking the L3 Applied Business Certificate should be hard working and conscientious and really enjoy producing coursework as well as being strong in exams.

  • Course Outline
    • The 1st Year Level 3 Certificate In Applied Business
      Each unit is 33.3% – (66.6% externally assessed)

      The 2nd Year Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business
      Each Unit is 16.6% (50% of the work being externally assessed)

  • Career opportunities anf further study
    • Choosing to study Business can open the door to an exciting range of careers including in Law, Management, Accounting, Computing and Administration. The majority of Business students at Aquinas go on to study for a business related degree. We have former students studying Business at Aston, Manchester and Nottingham Universities and at many others.

      The core skills required to succeed in Business, such as written and oral communication, analysis of data and evaluative skills are essential in the workplace.

      This course will lead you onto an Apprenticeship or University Degree. (It is graded P,M,D,D* and is awarded relevant entry points)

  • Trips and events
    • The department takes part in a variety of subject and unit related trips.

      In lower sixth we make a compulsory visit to Chester Zoo and base a whole assignment on it.

      There is also an optional trip to New York for students studying subjects within the business department. For more information about this trip please see the Trips and Travel page

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Entry Requirements 2020

You can download provisional entry requirements for courses that start in 2020 below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

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