KS5 Applied Business

Applied Business

Course Title: General Applied in Business

Grading: Pass – Distinction*

Course Overview

This qualification is aimed at students who are in full time Level 3 education and wish to progress to higher education and/or pursue a career in business and business related subjects. It is a substantial vocational qualification which provides a broad and deep understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and is suitable for learning alongside other Level 3 and A Level qualifications.

This course can also prepare students to take up employment in business and entrepreneurship: it develops the fundamental knowledge and skills recognized as most important by employers. Students are assessed not only on knowledge and understanding but on how these can shape their practical skills in beginning to realize their own plans about business.

Students will learn about the way in which any venture in business is a function of the relationship between its people, its marketing, its finance and its ability to deliver operationally on its commitments.

The units studied are:

Applied General Certificate (equivalent to half of an A level course)
  • Unit 1 – Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Unit 2 – Business Dynamics
  • Unit 3 Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Applied General Extended Certificate (equivalent to a full A level course)
  • Unit 4 – Managing and Leading People
  • Unit 5 – Developing a Business Proposal
  • Plus one further optional unit, selected from the following:
  • - Unit 6 – E-business Implementation
  • - Unit 7 – Managing an Event
  • - Unit 8 – Marketing Communications

External Assessment:

  • Financial planning and analysis – Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Business dynamics – Coursework
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities – Assignment
  • Managing and leading people – Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Developing a business proposal – Coursework
  • Managing an event – Coursework

Internal Assessment:

The external units comprise as part of the internal assessments.

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Lightcliffe Academy

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Halifax, HX3 8TL

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
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