Diploma Level 3 - Business Extended Diploma
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
There are many different career paths for those who wish to work within the business sector. These include management, HR, finance, marketing and business information management to name but a few, with the opportunity to work both in the UK and internationally.
There is real potential for this qualification to prepare you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those of you who have decided that you clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work.
Everyone taking this qualification will study seven mandatory units. They are:
- Exploring the Business Environment
- Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Personal and Business Finance
- Managing an Event
- International Business
- Principles of Management
- Business Decision Making
In addition to the business sector specific content, the requirements of the qualification mean that students develop the transferable and higher order skills that are highly regarded by both HE and employers. For example, the study of principles of management requires students to research and provide evidence to support proposed management solutions, and then to evaluate and justify their propositions, basing their responses on different case scenarios. This activity requires the application of the higher order skills of evaluation, reflection and justification.
Business employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively, both verbally and using electronic communication methods. This qualification provides opportunities for you to develop your communication skills, through presentations and discussions, in which you have
the opportunity to express your opinions. We will use local businesses as examples wherever possible and we have already built firm relationships with outstanding local and global businesses.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
5 GCSEs 9-4 to include GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
This course is equivalent of 3 A Levels and it does not need to be supplemented by other qualifications. However, it is possible to do an additional course from our range of A Levels and BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas. You can discuss the suitable combinations at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course is made up of 9 units of coursework and 4 units externally assessed through formal examinations and set tasks. You will complete projects and assignments that are based on real life businesses and scenarios. At the end of the programme students will achieve the BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Business, which is equivalent to 3 A levels.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are no charges to study on any of our courses. However you may be asked to contribute to occasional trips and there may be some costs to attend work placements.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
This is a two year course.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
BTEC Extended Diploma
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type Diploma Level 3
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body EdExcel