Extended Certificate Business

 Level 3
Assessment: Assessment is through practical internal assignments and externally set exam and controlled assessment.
Exam Board: PEARSON


Students will gain an understanding of the Business Environment and gain an in depth appreciation of the functions of Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. Students will develop skills to be able to assess both good and poor business practice and develop their ability to provide suggestions on improvement strategies. Along with developing Business knowledge and reasoning, this course develops key personal skills that are essential in the workplace such as refining key information for different audiences, report writing, presentation skills and strengthening the student's use of ICT.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 4 and Maths 4
Two Years
There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips. You will be asked to pay £5 to cover the cost of photocopies, booklets and case study material.
Students study a selection of mandatory and optional units over the two year course. This level 3 qualification is equivalent to an A Level. Some units will have exams, but the majority will be assessed by coursework. This would prove a good foundation from which to progress to higher education, where students might follow any one of a range of Business or Management degree courses. The nature of this course also makes it highly appropriate for students seeking direct entry into employment following completion of their Level 3 courses.
Prior knowledge of Business is not required. It is a practically based subject, which isentirely assessed through assignments rather than examinations.

Linsey Plant

Linsey Plant - Teacher of Business

What are your qualifications? CertEd (teaching qualification) – Derby University. BA (Hons) French Studies (French with Law and Literature) – Warwick University. CIPD Level 4 Training and Development qualification.

Teaching experience? Experienced teacher (since 2005) of Business at Levels 2,3,4 and 5 (GCSE-HND)

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

17 years’ experience in the private sector as Business Manager and Retail Trainer for a national financial company

What are your hobbies/interests? France, Rugby Union, Cookery, Walking – I am doing the 2016 London Moonwalk for charity


Student Testimonial...

My favourite subject is Business because it allows me to have access to a wide varity of career paths in the future, in addition I enjoy learning about the inner workings of different types of businesses and how they make key business decisions.

Ryan Lucas