Fast Track and foundation courses

Level 3 Business

Become business ready with this fast-track course

key information about this course
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12 weeks
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Course Introduction

This 12 week intensive business course will set you on a journey that could mean you starting your own enterprise or getting on the career ladder. The results we have seen from delivering this course have been outstanding – with many of our learners feeling way more prepared to begin their next challenge.

You will study all of the key elements needed for running a successful business. And our hands-on practical delivery will help equip you with the essentials skills and knowledge you will need in business.

Ideal for

Our typical learners include:

  • New business start-up owners looking for additional training in running their business
  • Young people planning to start their own business within the next 12 months
  • Individuals wishing to get into work or secure a better job
  • You will have a passion for business – which could be private sector or a social enterprise – and should be interested in the world around you. We will frequently use current case studies such as Tesla and Apple to illustrate the theory
Why Study with ABA
  • We have a strong track record in delivering this course to the highest standard
  • Our tutors are business experts – many of whom have run their own businesses
  • We deliver additional coaching sessions to prepare you for assignments and ensure you get the most out of the course
  • We offer flexible study arrangements to fit in with our learner’s busy lives
Skills you will Acquire

After finishing the course, you will be able to develop and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • Understand the business environment and how different businesses operate
  • Be able to identify business opportunities
  • Have an appreciation of finance for business and read company accounts
  • Understand marketing concepts and recognise how successful businesses promote their products and services
  • Explain the relevance of digital marketing to modern business growth
  • Have developed a strong awareness of customer service and communication skills within business
  • Be able to talk with confidence around modern business leaders and companies driving innovation
  • Have developed research skills for business and know how to search for information
  • Feel more confident in yourself and your own abilities
  • Better understand how to produce assignments and explain your knowledge in a clear and coherent way
What you will Study

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Business you will need to complete an assignment for each of the four units. They are:

  1. How Businesses Operate
  2. Marketing Principles and Techniques
  3. Communication Skills for Business
  4. Academic and Research Skills for Business
Entry Requirements
  • Five or more GCSEs at grades C or above
  • Other related Level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
Fees & Funding

Fully funded.
Any adult aged 19 and over, living in the non-devolved regions, wanting to achieve their first full Level 3 qualification, can access this fully funded course

Progression Opportunities

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to an A-level. This means it’s designed as an entry route to Higher Education. Successful graduates from this course can be in a position to apply for a degree course in Business. ABA offers suitable courses or other providers are available such as the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management.

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