BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Business

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



The 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. 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 earn you UCAS points in the same way as A levels.

  • 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
  • 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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