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  • 20 units
  • 200 guided learning hours
Business Studies

About the Level 3 Business Studies Certificate

No matter what your interests or abilities are, you can probably turn them into a business venture. That is, if you have the skills, knowledge and determination to create your own business. Good business skills are irreplaceable and can be used to work in already established businesses, or to create your own.

If you believe you have the drive to cut it in the business world, this distance learning course will help you get there. The qualification is made up of a number of engaging modules which will train you in all important areas of business. Learn about scale and growth, the structure of business, marketing, production, distribution, training, pay and taxation among many other topics.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at aspiring businesspeople who want to build their own businesses from the ground up. It is also suitable for individuals who already work in a business related area who want to broaden their understanding and climb the career ladder.

In order to enrol on this business studies course, you do not need any prior qualifications. Our home study materials have been created for students with no former experience of business. All you need is a way to access our materials and the drive to succeed in the business world.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, Stonebridge College will award you a certificate in business studies. You will also gain a range of transferrable skills and knowledge which may help you start up your own business.

If you don’t feel ready to tackle the business world right away, you may decide to pursue higher level business related courses. There are plenty of relevant university courses on offer all over the country. If you work hard, and pursue your goals, you may end up a one of these jobs:

  • Business owner
  • Business development manager
  • Human resources manager

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Studies Diploma

Business Studies Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Business Studies Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this business studies online course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Business Studies Syllabus

Unit 1

Business Life

Unit 2

The Business Environment

Unit 3

Types of Business

Unit 4

The Structure of a Business

Unit 5

Scale and Growth

Unit 6

Production and Distribution

Unit 7

The Market

Unit 8

Principles of Marketing

Unit 9

Finance

Unit 10

Business Accounting

Unit 11

Personnel and Recruitment

Unit 12

Training, Pay and Taxation

Unit 13

Industrial Relations

Unit 14

Communication

Unit 15

Presenting Information

Unit 16

Change

Unit 17

External Pressures for Change

Unit 18

Ways of Changing

Unit 19

Technology and Communication

Unit 20

Recent Trends

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Business Studies

About the Level 3 Business Studies Certificate

No matter what your interests or abilities are, you can probably turn them into a business venture. That is, if you have the skills, knowledge and determination to create your own business. Good business skills are irreplaceable and can be used to work in already established businesses, or to create your own.

If you believe you have the drive to cut it in the business world, this distance learning course will help you get there. The qualification is made up of a number of engaging modules which will train you in all important areas of business. Learn about scale and growth, the structure of business, marketing, production, distribution, training, pay and taxation among many other topics.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at aspiring businesspeople who want to build their own businesses from the ground up. It is also suitable for individuals who already work in a business related area who want to broaden their understanding and climb the career ladder.

In order to enrol on this business studies course, you do not need any prior qualifications. Our home study materials have been created for students with no former experience of business. All you need is a way to access our materials and the drive to succeed in the business world.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, Stonebridge College will award you a certificate in business studies. You will also gain a range of transferrable skills and knowledge which may help you start up your own business.

If you don’t feel ready to tackle the business world right away, you may decide to pursue higher level business related courses. There are plenty of relevant university courses on offer all over the country. If you work hard, and pursue your goals, you may end up a one of these jobs:

  • Business owner
  • Business development manager
  • Human resources manager

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Studies Diploma

Business Studies Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Business Studies Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this business studies online course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Business Studies Syllabus

Unit 1

Business Life

Unit 2

The Business Environment

Unit 3

Types of Business

Unit 4

The Structure of a Business

Unit 5

Scale and Growth

Unit 6

Production and Distribution

Unit 7

The Market

Unit 8

Principles of Marketing

Unit 9

Finance

Unit 10

Business Accounting

Unit 11

Personnel and Recruitment

Unit 12

Training, Pay and Taxation

Unit 13

Industrial Relations

Unit 14

Communication

Unit 15

Presenting Information

Unit 16

Change

Unit 17

External Pressures for Change

Unit 18

Ways of Changing

Unit 19

Technology and Communication

Unit 20

Recent Trends

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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