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Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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Course overview

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 qualification is equivalent in value for UCAS points of 3 A Levels”. 

This course is best suited to those looking to develop business and entrepreneurial skills. The range of topics include; financial and management accounting, marketing, internet marketing, events and team management, web design strategy, business ethics, economics, retail management, human resource management, supply chain and health and safety amongst others. 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.

 

What Does The Programme Include

These are some of the main types of internal assessment. We use a variety of techniques to support all learning styles:

  • written reports
  • creation of financial documents
  • projects
  • posters, displays, leaflets
  • recordings of interviews/​role plays
  • working logbooks, reflective journals
  • presentations with assessor questioning

You will also undertake one weeks’ worth of week experience each year which is related to your course units which will allow you get a real hands-on experience of industry issues. Year 1 is a retail based experience and in year 2 we ask you to find an experience you think you want to try for your future, whether it be Marketing, Accountancy, Event Management, HRM, Business development, Operations management, or any area of business that interests you.

Year 1 is a retail based experience and in Year 2 we ask you to find an experience you think you want to try for in the future, whether it be Marketing, Accountancy, Event Management, HRM, Business development, Operations management or any area of business that interests you.

Entry Requirements

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

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You are assessed via assignments which are set in each unit throughout the College year. All assignments contain mandatory Pass criteria relating to the specific unit content. Higher criteria (Merits and Distinctions) are available to stretch and challenge you as a student.

Assignments vary between group and individual work, with many different assessment methods employed in order to reflect the real world of workm and all classwork and assignment work is available on Google classroom to ensure students have access to their work on a 247 basis.

All units studied are supplemented with enrichment activities such as guest speakers, trips and cross curricula activities and students are expected to undertake one week of work experience each year. 

Additional Information

Trips, visits and guest speakers are an essential part of your course and they develop your knowledge of different career opportunities and allow you to add to the skills you are learning at College. You will visit The Bank of England and Houses of parliament to gain insightful knowledge of how the UK economy works and to understand the impact that Government has on business and their activities. You will also visit several industry based businesses relevant to the course. You will work with and visit Bishop Grosseteste University to discover their new and innovative Enterprise degree. You will participate in Enterprise challenges and create your own small business, we also actively encourage you to take part in industry lead competitions such as Start-up Stamford, Institute of Financial Studies, The Times Young economist of the year, plus other competitions as they arise. You will meet successful business people from different business sectors and backgrounds to inspire you and get top tips for future employment.

Potential Future Career

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 Stamford or other Business degrees at university. You could also enter employment in junior business roles in Marketing, Administration, Finance, Events Management or Human Resources.

Course Content

The course includes:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Final Accounts for Public Limited Companies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Pitching for a new business
  • Investigating Corporate Social Responsiblity

Course Trips

Trips, visits and guest speakers are an essential part of your course and they help develop your knowledge of different career opportunities and allow you to add to the skills you are learning at college. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Enterprise and Business challenges and competitions.

 

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Studying at the college has provided me with skills to secure an unconditional offer to study Marketing and Advertising at Leeds Beckett University.

Emily Jolley

 

 

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