Course Overview

This is a vocational programme, where you will learn by completing assignments that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands so you can develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

This qualification is equivalent to two A levels.

Course Structure

You will study six Option Units from the following:

Business Accounting
Market Research in Business
Aspects of Employment Law
Developing Teams in Business
Aspects of Contract and Business Law

Recruitment and Selection

Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business
Internet Marketing in Business
Starting a Small Business
Website Design Strategy
Business Markets and the Economy

Understanding Health and Safety

Managing a Business Event

You will also study the Functional Skills Certificate which includes the study of Information Technology, English and Mathematics.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 (including English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above).

You will be required to attend an academic interview prior to being offered a place.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

  • Working in class and at home
  • Lectures
  • Classes which will be held in workshops
  • Taking part in group work
  • Taking part in discussions
  • Using case studies.

Skills You Will Develop

  • Research skills
  • Study skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Working in groups
  • Independent learning.


  • Visiting speakers from within industry
  • You will use the Mathematics and English Workshops to reinforce your skills.

Expect Also To

  • Use Business books to help you with your studies
  • Use the computer in classes and to produce your assignments
  • Use the Internet to obtain information for your course
  • Use reference books in the library to do research for your course
  • Use word-processing and spreadsheets.

How You Will Be Assessed

  • Assignment and project work
  • Practical assessments
  • Oral presentations.

Things You May Need

  • Stationery
  • Textbook
  • USB stick.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

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

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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 team.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].