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Course Overview

You will learn about the exciting world of business, from understanding about how business starts and is managed to the main functions of marketing, finance, people and operations. On completion of this course you may go on to study A levels or other Level 3 vocational subjects.

You will learn about business in the real world, what makes a great entrepreneur and what new opportunities are in the market for companies to take advantage of.

Course Structure

You will undertake three Modules, two of which are exam based and the third one being a controlled assessment.

Unit 1 Setting up a Business (one hour - 60 marks 40%)

Unit 2 Growing as a Business (one hour - 60 Marks 35%)

Unit 3 Investigating Business (controlled assessment - 25%).

Entry Requirements

GCSE English/English Literature at a minimum of Grade D. If you do not have these qualifications, you will be considered for the course if you reach the required standard on our initial English assessment.

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?

You will learn by the use of many methods including:

  • Class teaching
  • Group, pair and individual work
  • Discussion and research
  • A wide range of assignments and past exam questions
  • Individual work through Moodle.

Skills You Will Develop

  • If you ever wish to start a business you will know how
  • When operating a business you will know the main considerations
  • You will know what support is available from various sources to help maintain a business
  • You will gain an understanding the main areas of the subject that allows for career considerations
  • You will have a much stronger knowledge and enjoyment of the subject.


You will attend field and research trips.

How You Will Be Assessed

Two, one-hour examinations using the AQA exam board and one controlled assessment.

Things You May Need

  • Pens
  • Notepad
  • Calculator
  • Textbook (on which you will be given advice).

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].