Qualifications at a glance - overview

Level 3 Certificate in Applied Business

Ofqual qualification number

601/7145/5

AQA qualification number

1831

First registration date

1 September 2016

Age range

16–18, 19+

Total qualification time (TQT)

180 hours (180 guided learning hours)

UCAS points

Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com

Unit weighting

Externally assessed

Internally assessed

33.3% each unit

66.6% externally assessed

33.3% internally assessed

Performance table points

Information on performance measures can be found at education.gov.uk

Eligibility for fundingYesEntry requirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA.

Mandatory units

All units in this qualification are mandatory.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes

Resits and retakes are permitted where a learner has either failed the requirements of the unit, or where they wish to improve on a grade awarded.

For certification purposes, AQA will recognise the best achievement by the learner and not the most recent.

Resitting an exam or external assessment

The learner is permitted three attempts (one initial and two resits) in relation to each examined/externally assessed unit of the specification.

Learners who have been awarded the Certificate qualification and have progressed to the Extended Certificate are allowed to use the resit opportunities to go back and improve the grade achieved in the external assessment. Any improvement cannot be used to upgrade and reclaim the previously awarded Certificate.

Resubmitting internal assessments

The learner is permitted  one resubmission in relation to each internally assessed unit of the qualification, but only when the tutor believes the learner can achieve the outstanding criteria without further guidance. Any resubmission of work must be undertaken prior to external moderation.

Retaking internal assessments

The learner is permitted one retake in relation to each internally assessed unit of the qualification. This could mean the learner doing the entire unit work again, or simply correcting a task/assignment before the unit is again submitted for external moderation by AQA. With a retake, learners are not allowed a resubmission opportunity.

Any retake and/or resubmission of work must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following learner feedback of the initial assessment. Any work provided as evidence must be authenticated by the learner as their own.

Assessment model

This qualification contains externally assessed and internally assessed units. Internally assessed units are externally moderated by AQA.

Examination sessions

January and June each year

Grading

The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

The overall qualification is graded as P, M, D, D*

(Learners must pass each unit in order to pass the qualification, subject to the ‘near pass rule’ – see section 17.5 of the specification.)

Synoptic learning and assessment

This qualification is structured to support the mandatory requirement of synoptic learning and assessment.

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business

Ofqual qualification number

601/7146/7

AQA qualification number

1832

First registration date

1 September 2016

Age range

16–18, 19+

Total qualification time (TQT)

360 hours (360 guided learning hours)

UCAS points

Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com

Unit weighting

Externally assessed

Internally assessed

16.6% each unit

50% externally assessed

50% internally assessed

Performance table points

Information on performance measures can be found at education.gov.uk

Eligibility for funding

Yes

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA

Mandatory units

This qualification has five mandatory units.

Optional units

Learners are required to achieve one optional unit from a choice of three.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes

Resits and retakes are permitted where a learner has either failed the requirements of the unit, or where they wish to improve on a grade awarded.

For certification purposes, AQA will recognise the best achievement by the learner and not the most recent.

Resitting an exam or external assessment

The learner is permitted three attempts (one initial and two resits) in relation to each examined/ externally assessed unit of the specification.

Learners who have been awarded the Certificate qualification and have progressed to the Extended Certificate are allowed to use the resit opportunities to go back and improve the grade achieved in the external assessment. Any improvement cannot be used to upgrade and reclaim the previously awarded Certificate.

Resubmitting internal assessments

The learner is permitted one resubmission in relation to each internally assessed unit of the qualification, but only when the tutor believes the learner can achieve the outstanding criteria without further guidance. Any resubmission of work must be undertaken prior to external moderation.

Retaking internal assessments

The learner is permitted one retake in relation to each internally assessed unit of the qualification. This could mean the learner doing the entire unit work again, or simply correcting a task/assignment before the unit is again submitted for external moderation by AQA. With a retake, learners are not allowed a resubmission opportunity.

Any retake and/or resubmission of work must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following learner feedback of the initial assessment. Any work provided as evidence must be authenticated by the learner as their own.

Assessment model

This qualification contains externally assessed and internally assessed units. Internally assessed units are externally moderated by AQA.

Examination sessions

January and June each year

Grading

The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The overall qualification is graded as P, M, D, D*.

(Learners must pass each unit in order to pass the qualification, subject to the ‘near pass rule’ – see section 17.5 of the specification.)

Synoptic learning and assessment

This qualification is structured to support the mandatory requirement of synoptic learning and assessment.