South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Prepare for a career in business management, remember too that business studies will help you develop a range of transferable skills that will improve your employability in many different industries. This course covers a variety of business subjects so you'll get a good grounding in practical business knowledge following on from the HNC. By the end of the course, you'll understand how to respond to market forces and what makes businesses successful. You'll also learn the fundamentals of marketing, finance and e-commerce, as well as legal issues within business, all of which will serve you well as either a business employee or an entrepreneur.
Units covered in this course include: Decision making and strategy in business; Ethics; European business; European law and regulation; HR; and managing communication and information.
Assessment will be by vocationally oriented practical assignments, carried out alone or in small groups.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||South Thames College (Wandsworth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||DD||In Business, or related subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In Business, or related subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).|
|HNC (BTEC)||P||Applicants must possess a Level 4 HNC Business in order to be considered for this course. A copy of your HNC module transcripts will be requested, and the original required to be seen at enrolment. If you don't already have a relevant HNC, you'll take the two-year course and start at HNC (Level 4).|
Additional entry requirements
Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview with the course leader - either in person or online.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).|
Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 5 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5100||Year 1|
Additional fee information
South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)
Kingston Hall Road
Clearing contact details
020 8918 7354
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
South Thames College Admissions
020 8918 7777