Business - Level 3 - BTEC Extended Diploma


About the course

If you're interested in a career or Higher Education course related to business and management, this could be the opportunity for you. You will learn about the world of business and will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.


  • Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths 
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma with a Merit or Distinction and Functional Skills at Level 2
  • A good reference, interview and assessment. Your commitment and interest in the subject will also be assessed during the interview process

You will study twelve modules over two years. These modules will introduce you to such subjects as different types of business and how they are organised; business efficiency; techniques and tools in modern marketing; business communication; financial information; design of promotional materials and campaigns; the role of the internet in marketing; how to manage people; and how to set up your own business.

You will also study for Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English qualifications.

You will be assessed mainly by coursework, including practical assignments, discussions and presentations. Coursework will be based around practical business exercises and you will be encouraged to draw on your own experiences of business developed through part-time work or placements.

Like the majority of students completing this course, you could progress to a degree or foundation degree in a subject such as business, marketing, IT, accountancy, teaching or law. You could also enter employment in areas such as accounts and finance, human resources, local government, logistics, marketing or retailing.

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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