Business Studies Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Business School

Business studies offers pathways into an array of professional careers and is a great way to gain a whole range of universal skills that will serve you well throughout your working life. If you are good at a broad range of subjects like maths and English, like working with people but can also be driven and work on your own and have an analytical mind then a business programme is a great choice.

We recommend that you start at a level that matches your capabilities, based on your GCSE grades, the entry requirements for our business courses will guide you to the best starting point.

This Level 3 course (equivalent to A-level study) will help you develop a range of skills, knowledge and personal qualities essential for career development and progression within the business and related sectors.  It will provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills including administration, finance, customer service, management and entrepreneurship. Focus will be on the practical application of knowledge and the development of the work related skills required for employment in business and other related sectors.


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Ideal if:

You are fascinated with how businesses run and are interested in experiencing many different business related topics in a practical and dynamic manner.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths.

You’ll learn:

You will focus on understanding these core elements of the business world:

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Customer service
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Marketing & sales
  • HR and people development
  • e-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communications



This is a very practical programme, allowing you to meet different people from the local business world, through visits and guest lectures. You will also get the chance to undertake live project work, run your own business and apply the theory you have learnt in a very practical way.

Our lecturers have worked as professionals in their fields before taking up teaching. This ensures we combine the latest practices and skills with current technology and facilities. Many also teach on our business degree and postgraduate programmes, giving you access to mentoring from some amazing local experts.

You’ll love:

The highly practical assessments, ideally suited if you prefer a variety of assignments, not just examinations.

We work with many local businesses to provide you with live business projects to
work on.

You’ll go on to:

University study such as our BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Management or a management training programme.

This qualification will give you a good preparation both for employment and for entry into Higher Education. Previous students have started their own business, have entered Management Training programmes and have been accepted onto University Degree programmes.

Experienced business analysts can earn £70k a year.


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Start Date

September 2018




2 years


Start Date

September 2018


St Austell


2 years


Dr Bryan Mills Team Lead Business

Originally a builder by trade, Bryan returned to education gaining his business degree then progressing on to a PhD in Economics. Bryan guest lectures at business symposiums all over the world and also leads on Cornwall College’s business degree, that saw half the learners gain first-class honours degrees last year.
"It’s great that young people can now study business with us straight from school, through to degree level and now on to postgraduate training, right here in Cornwall.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.