Applied Business – Level 3 Certificate


This action packed course takes into the world of business. Previous visits include Coca Cola, The Hilton Hotel, Black Sheep Brewery, Portakabin, Cadbury World, Theakstons Brewery, Sainsbury’s, various banks and estate agents. Through personal investigation and study you will develop your investigation and management skills in a practical and realistic way. There are numerous opportunities for group work and through being in contact with local employers and businesses, students benefit from sharing information and ideas.  A number of institutions and organisations have helped develop and formally support including: Leeds Beckett University, Birmingham City University, University of Huddersfield, The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and Young Enterprise.



  • Financial planning and analysis – Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Business dynamics – Coursework
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities – Assignment
  • Managing and leading people – Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Developing a business proposal – Coursework
  • Managing an event – Coursework



A Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business is good preparation for students considering both Higher Education and entry into work. Employers rate highly the practical skills, knowledge and experience developed by students and many previous students have gone directly into careers with large local employers and into trainee management positions with national companies. It is an excellent foundation for a wide range of management courses at university, allowing students to specialise in areas such as Marketing, Accountancy, Management Studies or to continue with a more general degree or HND in Business Studies.



Students who study this subject will normally achieve 9-4 grades in a range of subjects at GCSE level. It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Business Studies.