Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in business.

This is a hands-on programme with interesting job-related work, group tasks and projects. The qualification covers a broad range of topics to prepare you for a career in various workplaces. It will also help you progress to a level 3 qualification.

While studying this course, you will also get the chance to take part in visits to local and national businesses, guest talks from industry professionals and international residential trips, such as Munich and Barcelona.

Who is this programme for?

The course is designed for school leavers who are interested in the world of Business and would like to progress on to Level 3 or an apprenticeship after completion.  

What will I study?

You will learn essential skills such as business enterprise, project management, selling and promoting a brand, and financial awareness, from planning to making a profit. 

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and assessed via a range of methods, which will keep you interested and motivated. Lessons will be classroom based and you will be encouraged to use modern technology for research and completion of your assignments.

What modules are covered?


  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business & Financial Planning
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Introducing Law and Consumer Rights
  • Public Sector Business

Marketing & PR

  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Sales & Personal Selling
  • Principles of Customer services & Enhancing Customer Experience
  • Introducing the Retail Business


  • Predominantly coursework assessment
  • 2 weeks Work Experience
  • Presentation Skills
  • Teamwork/Groupwork
  • Opportunities to sit GCSE Maths &English

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is mainly coursework with deadlines set across the academic year. Two units will be exam based. Grades can be attained of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* depending on the level of achievement.

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What Next?

Successful completion of the programme with a merit grade or higher makes our level 3 business programme a natural route of progression. You could also explore related apprenticeships or look to start your career at a junior level.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades 9-3
  • To include English or maths GCSEs at grades 9-3

From College

  • Relevant level 1 qualification, typically at merit grade or above
  • English and maths at level 1 or higher
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