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Level 3

EDX L3 A Level Business


This course covers all sizes of businesses from those selling locally to those operating globally. All aspects of business will be studied and you will consider the many external influences that require decisions, planning and responses.

You will be introduced to core business concepts and apply them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses operate. The core of the first year focuses on the four functional areas of marketing, operations, finance and managing people and considers how decision making improves performance.

The second year of the course moves from looking at the individual functional areas and decision making to strategic decision making for the whole business as well as causes and pressure for change and how to manage change effectively, both in domestic and global markets.

Themes studied are:

Theme 1: Marketing and People

Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

Theme 3: Business Decisions and strategy

Theme 4: Global business

A range of teaching and learning styles are used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, presentations, role play, case studies, task-based learning, and videos, all pitched at a level appropriate to the age and experience of the students. Independent study is a crucial part of this course.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

No previous knowledge of Business Studies is required; indeed, most students know very little about the subject before they start the course. An interest in current affairs is an advantage. You will need to be confident at writing essays, numerical skills and in analysing information and making judgements.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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