BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Business

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


accounting1The 180-credit BTEC Extended Diploma extends and deepens the 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. Ten 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.”




  • 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 15: Development Planning for a Career in Business
    Unit 16: Human Resource Management in Business
    Unit 19: Developing Teamsin Business
    Unit 28: Business Project Management
    Unit 36: Starting a Small Business
    Unit 37: Understanding Business Ethics
    Unit 13: Recruitment andSelection in Business
    Unit 31: Fashion Retailing
    Unit 21: Aspects of Contract andBusiness Law
    Unit 24: Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment will be internal and external. A student achieving three distinction grades for the overall course has a qualification that is equivalent to three A grades at A level.

  • This course can lead to...

    With this qualification students will be able to progress to degree courses including Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Business Combined, Business IT, Business and MIS Systems. Alternatively students can go into employment in a business related area, such as retail, administration, accounts and supervisory roles.

  • Course highlights...

    • Work Experience opportunity for all students.
    • Visits to well-known businesses.
    • A course that covers all aspects of business studies including accountancy, economics, business law and starting a business.
    • Practical and interactive learning to build a portfolio of work.
    • Outstanding preparation for a business related degree and independent learning.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (or equivalent) with Merit

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