BUSINESS - Applied Level 3

This Applied Qualification is designed to form the substantial part of your study programme as it has the same value and engagement time as 2 A levels. Your overall programme will include another A Level to support progression into university, an apprenticeship or the world of work.



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This course is ideal for students with a real interest in business. It is suitable for students who prefer prefer the majority of their assessment to be via coursework although some units are externally assessed examined. It is a practical course and allows you to develop a range of core business skills.

Through the course you will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business. You will look in depth at finance, human resources, marketing and e-business. You will have opportunities to devise your own business plan and run your own business activities and events.

During the course you will develop your group work and presentation skills. The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing and human resource management. 

Applied qualifications are assessed using a combination of internal assessments at various key points throughout the two year course, and external assessments set by the exam board.


The course will equip you well to start a career in business where employers value both your actual learning and the degree of independent learning and problem solving ability you will have gained during the course. There are also a wide variety of business courses at university for which this course is a perfect foundation. This course is also ideal for progression onto a higher level apprenticeship such as Accounting, Business Management or HR.


  • Practical application of business concepts and understanding of theories and concepts
  • Data analysing skills: ability to manipulate data in a variety of forms and to interpret results
  • Presenting skills: ability to present arguments, making judgements and justified recommendations
  • Problem solving and decision making using appropriate business tools and methods
  • Planning work, taking into account the demands of the task and the time available to complete it
  • Conducting research into a specific theme in preparation for one or more tasks