Course: Business Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


2 years



"The James Paget Hospital has a wide range of business and administrative roles who all contribute to the running of the hospital and support our clinical roles and patient care. Through our partnership with East Coast College we hope to give students insight to these roles and provide a path to working within healthcare."

James Paget University Hospital

Jo Segasby, Chief Executive

Are you entrepreneurial with an interest in business management? Are you looking to get your business idea realised? Or have always wanted to work for a successful brand as a business manager?

The Level 3 Business course offers two years of focused business training and skills to propel you into this exciting sector and career as a business professional. There are many job opportunities locally, nationally and internationally including in HR, sales, marketing, accounting, event management and setting up and running your own business.

We will offer you the opportunity to explore various types of large and small business, you will learn about roles, limited companies and why finance and branding is so important to business. You will have the opportunity to take part in visits, specialist industry speakers and work experience, potentially working alongside successful business professionals.

This courses will provide you with the understanding of the operations and structures of businesses, principals of business management, and equip you with the skills required to succeed in employment, an apprenticeship or progression to university.

You will study units including:

  • Managing an event
  • Exploring business environments
  • Personal and business finance
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • International business
  • Principles of business management

Why study with us:

  • You will learn through a mixture of classroom-based practical activities, individual and group work.
  • You will work alongside highly knowledgeable and supportive lecturers in collaboration with guest speakers from industry.
  • Business is a pathway to a large range of degrees and apprenticeships, and links well with many other courses and career opportunities.


You will need to have achieved five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths, or successful completion of the Level 2 in Business with a merit or distinction grade.


Work is primarily project based, produced and submitted on a computer for one of the several assessment points throughout the course. You will be assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews and targets, formative and final assessment on each of the business units gaining a pass, merit or distinction.


Business is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in subjects such as business, marketing, human resources, finance or accounting.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment, or study a BA (Hons) in Business Management through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.