A Level Studies

To help you prepare for further education

A Level Studies

Programme Overview:

National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Skills for Business is a six-month course suited for high school leavers. This programme will ensure that you meet the Academic and English requirements required for higher education. The NVQ Level 3 in Skills for Business provides students with skills, knowledge and understanding of a business environment.

What is special about this course?

The course is designed to provide you for progression to Level 4 in Business Administration. Students successfully completing the Level 4 course are entitled to apply for the second year of an undergraduate degree. Alternatively, students can continue their academic studies at BSMI by taking NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management and progress to the final year at university.

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from:

  • Direct entry into the final year at a UK university in 18 months.
  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February – May/June – September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care
  • Frequent tutorials
  • Guaranteed entry into UK universities upon successful completion of your course at BSMI
  • Daily 3 hours of Academic English tuition is included
Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed a Level 2 Diploma or British GCSE equivalents in a related discipline. This course is suitable for grade 11 graduates. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 in each component. Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable. Students must be a minimum of 16 years old for this programme.


Assessment will be provided at the end of each module and may take slightly different forms depending on the content of each individual module. The course also includes 3 hours of mandatory academic language tuition, weekly assessments, testing of course content, regular tutorials to assess your progress and opportunities to discuss students’ progression.

Programme Content:

The units are aligned to National Occupational Standards for business and represent the core attributes required by employers in a range of business settings. This qualification aims to provide students with an understanding of the essential skills required in a business environment. The course covers the skills required to solve problems in a business environment. It gives students an understanding of business culture and responsibilities, as well as the ability to successfully communicate and work with others. Students will be required to complete the following units to acquire a diploma in Level 3 in Business Skills.

  • Business culture and responsibilities
  • Delivering customer service in a business
  • Solve problems in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Contribute to running a project
  • Innovation in a business environment
  • Manage and improve own performance in a business environment


Course Details
Start Date
24 weeks
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Programme Objectives

Develop essential knowledge and skills required for further education in Business

Learn study skills to help you prepare for further education at UK Universities

Help you achieve English Language requirements to progress to higher education in the UK

Build competencies to reach the higher education objectives

What Our Students Are Saying

I’ve been at this school for 6 months and enjoyed every day that I spent here. I would like to thank my teacher and a good friend Paul, the best selling manager Annabel and the funniest IT guy Jose. It’s been one of the most important periods of my life and I’ve gained an incredible experience here. Also thanks to all the students that I met here, especially Italians.

Borys NVQ Level 3 & General English