Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business

Become a leading entrepreneur in the industry. You will learn how businesses are created from the ground up, how they grow and how they become successful while experiencinh business first-hand through work experience with a local employer.

Develop your skills and knowledge in marketing, finance and project management, which can be transferred to a wide range of careers or help you in setting up your own business.

Previous students have gained access behind the scenes access at Disneyland Paris, exploring what it takes to successfully run a global enterprise.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Exmploring business
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Finance for a new business
  • Managing an event
  • Innovation in a business environment
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Recruitment and selection within a business environment

There is also an opportunity to undertake a two-week work placement with a local employer. Your tutors will be able to support you to do this.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed byan examination and coursework.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto HNC Business at University Centre St Helens, developing your skills and knowledge at a more advanced level.

This business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries, leading to exciting opportunities within logisitics, sales, marketing, management, retail, customer service and many more!

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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.


Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.