Did You Know?

Knowledge and qualifications in business and business processes can be useful in many different jobs including roles within the administrative and clerical job family, accountancy, banking and finance, and retail sales and customer services. It will also be useful if you are thinking about setting up your own business or becoming self-employed in the future.

Course Overview

The 90 Credit diploma in Business is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for further study in a highly specialist vocational field, give employment opportunities for students seeking employment in a business-related field, or career development opportunities for those already in work.

There will be a compulsory work placement of 30 hours.

Course Structure

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a tutorial programme and work experience. The vocational qualification structure consists of four mandatory core units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 90 credits. 

Core units: The Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing, & Business Communication.

Entry Requirements

You should have keen interest in business and achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above.


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How Will I Learn?

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills using up to date business industry research and practice as well as current academic concepts.
Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.


Skills You Will Develop

As well as the knowledge needed to understand the workings of business, you will also develop some key transferable skills such as;
Teamwork, Problem solving, Organisation, Numeracy, Communication, Business management, Analytics, Customer service, Literacy, and Financial planning.


Students studying business may have the opportunity to test their skills in managing events and taking part in external business competitions.

How You Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments, presentations, etc.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].