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Business (Extended) Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of the course you can progress to employment, an apprenticeship, or further study as the qualification carries UCAS points and meets the admission requirements of many relevant courses such as the HND in Business at University Centre Peterborough or other Business degrees at university. You could also enter employment in junior business roles in Marketing, Administration, Finance, Events Management or Human Resources.

Who is it for?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is a two-year programme consisting of thirteen units, seven of which are mandatory and four externally assessed units, the rest are optional units which allows you to progress onto a Degree course, or to provide you with skills to find employment or a higher apprenticeship.

This course is best suited to those looking to develop business and entrepreneurial skills. Students choosing to study this course are taught by experienced lecturers, often specialists in their field, and you will gain knowledge of a broad range of IT-related products.

This qualification is equivalent in value for UCAS of 3 ‘A Levels’.

What is covered?

The course includes:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • Recruitment and selection
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making
  • Digital marketing
  • Pitching for a new business
  • Team building
  • Creative promotion

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths.

Alternatively a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma, and a GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths, or a pass for functional skills Level 2 English and Maths.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks – subject to course availability
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard – subject to course availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

A Merit in your first year is required to enter the second year Extended Diploma. 

Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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