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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Our Subject

This is is a full time course for anyone with a serious desire to have a career in Business. This is a classroom based course which gives students the opportunity to apply business theory to vocational situations in preparation for working in Business. There are many visits to leading organisations to fully experience how business strategies apply in the real world.

The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English. Grade 5 in at least 1 writing-based GCSE. Previous study of Business (GCSE or L2 BTEC) grade 4/Merit.

Our links with HE

Educational Visits

The BTEC courses focus on you gaining a real life understanding of Business – and to gain that, you need to visit some! Students on the course this year have visited the following:

Cadburys World
Jaguar Land Rover
London (Marketing Trip)
Loughborough University
New York


The BTEC qualification is recognised by both Universities as well as employers.

Past BTEC Business students have gone on to study Business related courses at University as well as higher apprenticeships in Buying and Human Resources.

Course Structure

You will study 13 units over the two years. 4 of which will be externally assessed and 9 internally assessed and coursework based.

The following units will be externally assessed:

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign (Supervised in class)
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance (Exam).
Unit 6 – Principles of Management (Supervised in class)
Unit 7 – Business Decision Making (Supervised in class)

The units below will be internally assessed (coursework based):

Unit 1 – Exploring Business
Unit 4 – Managing an Event
Unit 5 – International Business
Unit 8 – The Recruitment and Selection Process
Unit 9 – Team Building in a Business
Unit 14 –  Investigating Customer Service
Unit 15 – Investigating Retail Business
Unit 18 – Creative Promotion
Unit 22 – Market Research