Entry Requirements: Level 3 qualifications can be offered to learners from age 16. SCBM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications. SCBM ensures that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria.

  • Minimum Age: 16 yrs
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Intake Dates: January, April, July, October
  • Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
  • External Exam Fees: Included

Overview

The objective of the  Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification is to provide learners with an in depth understanding of the operations and structure of businesses. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to succeed in employment or further studies.

Equivalences

Qualifications at RQF Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

Qualification structure

The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification consists of 4 mandatory units plus 2 optional units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 360 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Introduction to Research and Academic Skills (10 credits)
  • Using IT for Business (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics and Accounting (10 credits)
  • Introduction to the Business Environment (10 credits)

Optional units: Choose any two

  • Introduction to Customer Service (10 credits)
  • Managing Business Events (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing (10 credits)
  • Introduction to People Management (10 credits)

Progressions

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. The OTHM qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies and consider for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor’s degree programmes. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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