Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies


Course Description

Qualification Objective

The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification is to provide learners with an in depth understanding of the operations and structure of businesses. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with some of the underpinning knowledge and skills required to succeed in employment or further studies.

Awarding and Equivalences

The Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies is awarded by OTHM. OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

Qualification Structure

The Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification consists of follwoing 3 units for a combined total of 30 credits, 300 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

  • Introduction to Research and Academic Skills (R/616/0686)
  • Introduction to the Business Environment (L/616/2713)
  • Introduction to Marketing (D/616/2716)

Method of Delivery

Distance learning

Mode of Delivery

Part Time (self-paced) and Full Time (Paced)

Entry Requirments

The Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification can be offered to learners from age 16.
The learners must demonstrate that the qualification will:

  • meet their needs
  • enable and facilitate learning and achievement
  • enable progression
Progression

Successful completion of Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification enables learners' direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies and consider for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor's degree programmes.

Fee

Full time - 6 month : £799
Part time - 9 month : £699

Qualifications

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