Advanced Business Level 3

Subject Area Business
Course Type 16-18, Adult Learning, College
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2021
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Advanced Business Level 3

This qualification comprises of two elements which will result in the achievement of the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business (Accounting Pathway) after two years. The programme has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in higher education or employment.

You will learn how a business might evolve, from a small start-up business to a large multinational organisation, considering a range of different business types and gaining an understanding of how the choice of business type might affect the objectives that are set. You will also look at the internal workings of businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together, exploring ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business.

This vocational qualification has been designed alongside employers, and includes the transferable skills, knowledge and understanding that employers are looking for in prospective applicants. You will learn through a variety of practical activities and theory sessions, and upon completion may further develop your business knowledge by progressing to study HNC Business or the FdA Business and Management at University Centre South Devon. It will also help you to progress onto a qualification in the same subject area on an apprenticeship scheme.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above
What will I learn?
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  • The business environment

  • Delivering a business project

  • Principles of project management

  • Working in business

  • Business decisions

  • Customers and communication

  • Change management

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


"When I attended an Open Evening at the University Centre South Devon I was initially unsure which direction I wanted to take.  When I spoke to a tutor about my goals, strengths and weaknesses, they guided me to a degree in business and management and I never looked back."Charlotte McGowan

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