Business – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Edexcel NQF)

The BTEC Business Course is designed to provide a highly specialist, work-related qualification across a range of business sectors. The units you study will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for further education or employment.

  • Year 12

Year 1: You will study for 4 Core Units, including 2 additional units. This would include Exploring Business, Managing an Event and International Business.

  • Year 13

The BTEC Extended Diploma studied as a two-year programme is equivalent to 3 A-levels.You will study 7 Specialist Units.

Core Units
Studied across the two years of the course cover Principle of Management, Business Decision Making.

Specialist Units
Specialist units are designed to provide students with a wide ranging and in-depth knowledge of Business Studies.

You will cover subjects such as; Recruitment and Selection Process, Team Building in Business and Investigating Customers Service.

Career Path

  • Career in Business
  • Apprenticeship

Students take the course because they are interested in and want to learn more about:

  • Current business practice and how businesses make decisions
  • Functions of business organisations such as finance, marketing, operations management
  • The important legal requirements when running a business

The course is particularly suitable for those who enjoy coursework assessment as opposed to exam based assessment.

How You Will Learn

Well-qualified, highly experienced and enthusiastic Business Studies tutors will teach you. You will learn through a wide range of learning activities including class discussions, group presentations, business role-play, visits, work experience and individual research.  This will be complemented by one-to-one tutorials to support coursework assessment, portfolios, presentations and externally assessed units.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 5 GCSEs at C & 4 or above (including English Language or Maths) or a Merit at BTEC First (Level 2) plus 1 other GCSE at grade C
  • A high level of research and organisational skills to produce a portfolio of work
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines. Students are also encouraged to undertake work experience.