Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Advanced
31 August 20201 yearRichard Hill

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT IS THIS COURSE?

The BTEC Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Business is a one-year full time course, which comprises of a selection of carefully chosen business units (see below for mandatory and proposed optional units to be delivered). Upon successful completion of this qualification (and with the approval of the Isle of Wight College Exam Board) you could progress to Year 2 which is the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This is an advanced level programme designed to provide students with a base of study in the business sector and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately employment in the business sector.

For adult learners the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma can extend your experience of working in a particular sector. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break.

This course is a full time option and is suitable for students 16 years or above.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course is designed for students who wish to develop a good knowledge of Business skills; in addition students will learn the fundamentals of business so that they are able to apply their knowledge when running a company.

THE LEVEL 3 – 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (YEAR 1) COMPRISES OF 9 UNITS.

Proposed delivery units:

Unit no: Name
1 Exploring Business
2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
3 Personal and Business Finance
4 Managing an Event
5 Business Accounting
13 Recruitment and selection in business
19 Developing teams in business
21 Aspects of contract law relating to business
29 Understanding retailing

ENGLISH & MATHS

The Isle of Wight College is fully committed to developing and improving the skills of young people. This includes ensuring that learners work towards improving their English and mathematics. These skills are essential competencies for progression within further education, higher education and employment.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

The course is delivered by specialist staff, who possess industry and business experience along with specialist qualifications. Teaching sessions incorporate a mixture of activities and on-line learning to ensure students develop skills and knowledge.

Students are assessed via methods as listed above and participation in a cross-department project. This helps students to develop core skills required for business which include the ability to meet deadlines and retention of knowledge as well as application of skills.

PROGRESSION

The BTEC Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Business is initially a one-year full time course. There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for progression within education or into employment and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work.

Upon successful completion of this qualification (and with the approval of the Isle of Wight College Exam Board) you could progress to Year 2 – the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.

STUDENTS AGED 18 OR ABOVE AT 31 AUGUST 2017

If it is your intension to study on the 2 year Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business for funding reasons you will be enrolled directly on to this course. However, you can opt for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business if you wish.

HIGHER EDUCATION and UNIVERSITY

Grade Points range UCAS points
P P 630 24
M P 660 – 689 26
M M 690 – 719 48
D M 720 – 749 60
D D 750 – 769 72
D* D 770 – 789 78
D* D* 790 and above 84

Possible Points per unit:

  • Pass = 70 points
  • Merit = 80 points
  • Distinction = 90 points

COURSE FEES

  • College Fee : £35

WILL I GET REAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE?

An ability to work in the real world is essential. Employers want staff with qualifications and experience. If you want to run your own business you need to know what it is like. Therefore the course sets out to offer a variety of work experience opportunities these include; guest speakers, real business assignment briefs and external work experience within an organisation, which will be outside of your regular college timetable and current employment (if you are already employed).

USEFUL WEBSITES

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 3 learners Over the course of your Level 3 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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