Business with Accounting Level 3 Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL300-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Business and Accounting Level 3 Diploma is a 2 year course designed to equip you with the skills and qualifications required by employers and universities. 

You will develop skills in communications and creative thinking, and IT and numeracy.

This course is structured to provide you with practical skills that are relevant to working within a professional environment and you will study the folllowing units;

  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business communications
  • Business accounting
  • Computer applications for financial management

Ideal for a career within Accountancy; Marketing; Management; Customer Service; Information Communication Technology; Administration; Human Resources; Self-employed business owner and many more...

What will I study?

You will study units in :-

  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business communications
  • Business accounting
  • Computer applications for financial management
  • Management accounting

There are four mandatory units:-

  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

Additional units will be studied such as:

  • Accounting Systems
  • Creative Production Promotion
  • Business Communications
  • Business Accounting
  • Computer Applications for Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and ICT)
  • GCSE English or Maths

You will also have the opportunity to study Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (IFS)

Learners will also have the chance to resit their GCSEs in Maths and/or English if they achieved a D Grade

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and Maths at Grade D/3 or completion of a Level 2 Business course.

How will I be assessed?

All units on this course are assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your subject tutors. Your assignments are graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and include a variety of assessment methods: business reports, case studies, business projects, assignments, presentations, role plays and teamwork.

There are no examinations on this course.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Level 3 programme, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.

Students who have enjoyed the Accounting elements of the course and wish to move into business related areas can progress on to a range of courses:

  • Business Accounting BA (Hons)

Alternatively, you may wish to move into another Business related area. You could choose to specialise in Human Resource Management by studying:

  • Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

You could choose to specialise in Retail Management by studying:

  • Retail Management Foundation Degree FdA

Or you could choose to take a more general Business qualification which lets you experience a range of areas including: Accounting, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Management and more. Courses available include:

  • Business Foundation Degree FdA
  • Business Studies BA (Hons)
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You will study in The Elizabeth building – an addition to the 1888 Old Victoria building, situated on the college campus, in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre.

You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Blackburn College Business students regularly implement business ideas to generate money for charities, and students often run a business publicity roadshow. We hold an annual Dragons’ Den event where students pitch their ideas to a panel of business delegates and students also benefit from regular guest speakers from the legal and retail management fields.

There will be an opportunity to study an additional unit in IFS – the Institute if Financial Services to gain extra UCAS points.

If you study at Level 3 you will also have the opportunity to join the Business Career Academy and gain a 6 week paid internship, an industry mentor and extra UCAS points.

Our tutors also organise social events to attractions such as Manchester United, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as educational trips London’s Old Bailey, High Court and Houses of Parliament.

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