Business BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 A levels.

The 180-credit BTEC Extended Diploma provides a specialist work-related focus. The four core units provide students with an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication – all fundamental to the success of business organisations. Fourteen further units give students a deeper look into more specific areas in business. The specification also addresses sector needs and skills gaps in areas such as finance, administration and management. Students complete work experience as part of the course, preparing them for future employment.

This course can be taken alongside Football Academy.

Course Units

Mandatory Units
Unit 01:
The Business Environment
Unit 02: Business Resources
Unit 03: Introduction to Marketing
Unit 04: Business Communication

Examples of further units
Unit 05:
Business Accounting
Unit 16: Human Resource Management in Business
Unit 19: Developing Teams in Business
Unit 28: Business Project Management
Unit 36: Starting a Small Business
Unit 37: Understanding Business Ethics
Unit 13: Recruitment and Selection in Business
Unit 31: Fashion Retailing
Unit 21: Aspects of Contract and Business Law
Unit 24: Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business

Course Assessment

Assessment will be internal.

This Course Can Lead To…

With this qualification, students will be able to progress to degree courses such as Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Business Combined, Business IT, Business and MIS Systems and other related degrees. Alternatively, students can go into employment in a business related area, such as retail, administration, accounts and supervisory roles. The Diploma will learn you UCAS points in the same way as A levels.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in Maths
OR  BTEC Level 2 Diploma in related area with Merit

Course Highlights

  • Work Experience opportunity for all students.
  • Visits to well-known businesses.
  • Practical and interactive learning to build a portfolio of work.
  • Outstanding preparation for a business related degree and independent learning.