Exam Board – WJEC

Qualification – Level 3

Entry requirements – 5 x GCSEs at A*-C or grades 9-4, including a grade 4 in English, a grade 4 in Maths and a grade 4 in Business

Course specification

An understanding of the business world is relevant to most job roles within the UK economy. This course is designed to provide students with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills associated with business activities. It will prompt research, investigation and review of many aspects of business, to promote an awareness of the career opportunities available.

Employment opportunities in business and retail business are very diverse and include roles in marketing, finance, production, retail and retail management.

This course is ideal for students who wish to develop their knowledge of business, with a view to enhancing their prospects for employment and further study.

Syllabus content:

  • the organisation: survival and prosperity
  • active marketing
  • organisational strategies and decision making
  • strategies and decision making for retail organisations
  • markets and customers

Students are examined by:

  • examinations
  • written assessment
  • practical work