National 3 Business

 

 

The National 3 Business Course develops learners’ basic understanding of the way in which small businesses operate, and encourages enterprising attributes.

 

The course is practical and experiential in nature, and develops a wide range of skills for learning, skills for life, and skills for work. These include: employability skills and attributes, including flexibility, reliability, and working with others; numeracy, by being able to interpret basic data and by understanding money; and effective use of ICT in a business context. 

 

The course consists of 2 mandatory units.  There is no final examination.  The course units are:

 

 

  • Business in Action (National 3)

This Unit will give learners opportunities to participate in activities that develop an awareness of the enterprising skills and personal attributes required to succeed in business. Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of satisfying customers’ needs. This Unit will also develop learners’ awareness of the key functional activities that support business and will give them opportunities to demonstrate how the use of ICT supports these functional activities.

 

  • Influences on Business (National 3)

This Unit will give learners opportunities to participate in activities that develop a basic awareness of the effects that financial matters and other internal influences can have on business. They will also develop awareness of the effects that a limited range of external influences can have on business. Learners will explore how the actions of stakeholders can affect business success.