|Qualification type||BTEC Level 3 Diploma|
|Study times||You will be expected to be in college for a minimum of 3 days per week, from 9:15 to 4:00. Your timetable will be confirmed at induction|
|Entry requirements||Entry is by interview. Candidates will need either a minimum of four GCSE's at Grade 4 (C) or above, including maths or English at Grade 4 (C), or a Level 2 qualification merit grade or above.|
|Campus||West Suffolk College Sixth Form Campus, Bury St Edmunds|
Is it for me?
The Level 3 in Business, Accountancy and Finance will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills surrounding Business with specialist pathways of study in accounting, finance, insurance, investment opportunities and financial planning.
You will receive advice and guidance about the many careers in business and finance, hearing from speakers about the ever-evolving industry, its new technologies and future challenges, whilst having the chance to visit a range of business of all shapes and sizes to gain valuable insight. To further develop your skills, you will work on real life project-based scenarios involving industry 'clients', national competitions and challenges.
You will be given the opportunity to gain valuable work-related experience to give you further connections within the business and finance industries. In addition, you will study Year 1 Certificate in Financial Studies and Year 2 Diploma in Financial Studies awarded by the London Institute of Banking and Finance.
The Level 3 Business courses are sponsored by Trident Marketing, The Lively Crew and Scrutton Bland.
What you'll learn
- Exploring business
- Personal and business finance
- Principals of management
- International business
- Investigating customer service
- Cost and management accounting
- Recording financial transactions
Work experience placements
Work experience is a big part of this course - you'll need to undertake 50 hours mandatory work experience where you can enhance existing skills, as well as further developing transferable skills in a business context. In addition, you can take part in an industry work placement one day a week. These are yearlong placements which work around the course timetable, giving learners the opportunity to gain a more in-depth experience which can be linked to existing part-time employment.
A range of assessment strategies are used to upskill learners and prepare them for their next steps upon completion of the course. Examples include:
- Written reports
- Vlogs, blogs, logbooks, production diaries
- Role play
- Articles for journals, press releases, web pages
- Production of visual or audio materials
- Exams and controlled assessments
- Finance, Accountancy and Banking
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
- Business Management
- Business Consultancy
- Public Relations
- Business Analyst
- Project Management
- Office Management
- Market Research
Days & times
Starting September 2023