Business Studies Access to HE OCNLR Level 3 Diploma

This course starts in Autumn 2020. Apply now!

This course will enable you to gain a qualification to apply for university entrance in business related areas of study.

This Business Studies course will give you a broad knowledge of Business across a range of topics including Marketing, Finance, Law, Enterprise and Management.

As a special offer for Access learners, you have the option of choosing a free leisure course starting in September/January, of a duration of one term or less.

Course Content

The course consist of a series of business specific modules:

- Marketing- you will learn about marketing concepts, research and marketing planning
- Finance- the course consists of key introductory subjects including sources of finance and ratio analysis.
- Management- you will study business management, motivation, plus you can learn about aspects of law which apply to business decision making, including modules on employment law and employment contracts.
- Enterprise and IT- you will learn business planning which will involve preparing a business plan for a business idea as well as study a computer based spreadsheets module

In addition there are a range of study skills units which will form part of the Maths and English content on the course and also provide you with the learning skills which are important in preparing for higher level study. These include report writing, basic arithmetic, finding and reading information and presentation skills

Entry Requirements

For your application to be considered you must be 18 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date

You should have a grade C or above at GCSE English and Maths gained within the last five years. If you do not have this you may still apply and provide evidence of any other qualifications you have done. All applicants may also be asked to undertake a screening test in Maths and English. You should be able to write fluently and understand business materials including financial information.

You will be interviewed to assess whether the course is appropriate for you. Access courses are designed for learners aged 19 and above. Learners must be aged 19 and over on the 31st August 2018.
However, we may consider applications from applicants aged 18, according to individual circumstances. In this case, you would be required to undertake a full time study programme in the same way as in a school or college setting. A study programme includes the core access qualification plus relevant work experience, tutorial sessions and enrichment activities. Younger applicants must also have achieved GCSE grade C (or grade 4) in both English and Maths.

First Class Requirements

Pen, Paper, Ring binder folder, Calculator, Memory stick, all of which can be purchased from a stationery store.

Attendance Requirements

Learners are expected to attend all sessions. If a learner is absent for more than 4 consecutive weeks they may be removed from the programme. After 5 weeks you will be given a formal tutorial at which your progress and attendance will be reviewed.

Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed and the main assessment method is coursework, there will also be some assessment through reviewing case studies, preparing reports and engaging in role plays.

The access course is a very intensive course and the demand on learners to meet assessment targets is extremely high. There are around 20 assignments to be included in your final portfolio of evidence. As a consequence you will be expected to attend regularly and to meet submission deadlines.

Further Study Options

Completing this course allows you to apply for university degree courses. One big advantage of this course is that you can complete it in a much shorter time to A-levels.
Higher education/degree level study in the Law, Humanities, English, Cultural studies or a number of other course options. 100% our learners were made offers in the last academic year.
Learners completing this qualification have succeeded in gaining a place at university to study subjects such as Marketing, Finance, Law, Enterprise and Management.

Some learners have secured places in very prestigious universities from completing this course including: Kings College, University of Surrey, University of Cardiff and others.

Additional Information

Additional learning support can be considered in certain cases, please discuss with the tutor at interview.