Business - Level 3 Combined Diploma
Course Code: TM1FE011
Business relates to any industry therefore whatever career you choose, a Business qualification can really help to enhance your CV and your employability in this very competitive job market. You will learn about how businesses deal with changes in the outside world such the economy, the government, the law and technology; how they manage their people and finances and the techniques and strategies they use to market their products and services, and how businesses communicate. The course is entirely assessed by coursework and as it is vocational the assignments are linked to real business scenarios and develop a range of business skills. We are a small, experienced team of industry specialists educated to Masters level and pride ourselves on the personal support we offer to our students.
Keep your options open with the Combined Diploma
Our Combined Diploma programme is for 16-18 year-olds who want to develop their passion and skills in more than one subject. Study this course alongside another Combined Diploma course, with one subject to be studied as a Double Diploma and the other as a Single Diploma. You will spend 3 days a week in College and up to 1 day on a relevant industry placement.
The Combined Diploma is equivalent to studying 3 A-levels, providing the maximum possible 168 UCAS points needed for university or a career in either subject. Successfully complete the course and you will gain a guaranteed place on one of our degree-level courses, awarded by Lancaster University (a UK top 10 university*).
The following subjects can be chosen as part of the Combined Diploma:
- Construction (only available as a Double Diploma)
- Graphics and Digital Design
- Health and Social Care
- Animal Science
- Public Services
- Fine Art (only available as a Single Diploma)
- Performing Arts (only available as a Single Diploma)
*The Complete University Guide League Tables 2018
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including one in either English Language or Maths] or equivalent.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.
The course combines group work, presentations, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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