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Business (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 skils 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 Does The Pro­gramme Include

We use a vari­ety of tech­niques to sup­port all learn­ing styles such as:

  • 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, or a rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma 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.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

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
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You are assessed via assign­ments which are set in each unit through­out the Col­lege year. 

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

All units stud­ied are sup­ple­ment­ed with enrich­ment activ­i­ties such as guest speak­ers, trips and cross cur­ric­u­la activities.

There is one exam­i­na­tion and three exter­nal­ly assessed set tasks. The remain­ing assess­ments con­sist of inter­nal­ly set and marked assignments.

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 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.

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

 

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I’ve received an offer to study Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of York which is cred­it to the var­ied mod­ules and real insight the course has giv­en me in to the busi­ness industry.

Sarah Joseph- Asikhia

 

 

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