Course overviewBusiness Level 3 City of Bristol College
A full-time business course for school leavers aged 16-18.
This course offers you a chance to learn all about the world of business. You will gain confidence and independence and be able to present yourself to potential employers.
You will learn how to market products, communicate effectively and manage events.
At the end of year one, you will achieve the Foundation Diploma. You can increase this to an Extended Diploma, if you complete Year 2, which is equivalent to three A levels and converts to UCAS points if you want to continue to higher level studies.
If you’re aged 19+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGF1571C01-1||04/09/2023 - 20/06/2024||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||14.10||09:15||College Green Centre||Apply|
|LGF1571C01-1||02/09/2024 - 19/06/2025||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||14.10||09:15||College Green Centre||
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Who is this course for?
Do you have a real desire to work in the world of business?
This course is for people aged 16-18. The skills and knowledge you will gain from this course will help you gain a head start at interview.
To join this course you just need to be keen to succeed, prepared to work and study hard and willing to learn new skills.
What you'll learn
You will study a variety of topics to prepare you for work or further study. We will also make sure that you have the Maths, IT and English skills that employers need.
- developing teams in business
- events management
- business accounting
- communication skills.
You will also have the opportunity, as part of your programme, to spend 30 hours on a relevant work placement.
Course entry requirements
To join this course the entry requirements are:
- five GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above including Maths and English
- a desire to succeed
- a willingness to research
- a high level of written and verbal communication skills.
This course is for people aged 16-18.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course including assignments, role play, coursework and group work.
Future career and study opportunities
Success on the course allows progression to a range of higher education courses at university or College.
The College has a number of partnership agreements with universities such as Plymouth, Bath Spa and UWE. These agreements allow students to undertake Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College before progressing to an honours degree at the university concerned.
The course also prepares you for a range of jobs in the public, private and voluntary sectors including in a marketing department, in retail management, in an accounts department.
This course is free to anyone aged 16-18. You shouldn’t expect any additional costs for this course.
However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help for any extra costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.