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Business – Level 3

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About the course

The Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business allows you to develop a broad range of business knowledge and core skills, plus the opportunity to tailor your study so you can focus on a particular specialisation. You will undertake compulsory modules such as the business environment, marketing, and communication, which will give you a solid grounding, but then be able to study additional modules such as management accounting, internet marketing, recruitment and selection, international business, and contract law. It’s this level of specialisation that makes this the perfect course for those who know the particular area of work or study they wish to progress to, and is a highly respected route into employment or an apprenticeship.

Topics and units

Year 1
– Exploring business
– Developing a marketing campaign
– Personal and business finance
– Planning an event
– Recruitment and selection
– Customer service
Year 2
– International business
– Principals of management
– Business decision making
– Team building
– Investigating corporate social responsibility
– Training and development
– Market research

Work placement opportunities:
Purple Frog Systems, Shropshire Festivals, Epson, Barclays, Young Enterprise

Careers and progression

Progressing to: HNC/HND in Business, offered here at Telford College
Aspirational careers: HR assistant, office manager, events co-ordinator, sales and marketing assistant, accounts assistant, banking clerk, customer service team leader, trainee manager

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and/or maths

Additional information

Guest speakers are a regular, giving ‘a day in the life of…’ sessions which offer a short, sharp introduction to what life is life working in the sector and what a typical day consists of. Trips are arranged on an ad hoc basis depending on each student’s career aspirations

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Open event
09 October 2024
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13 November 2024
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
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