BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (RQF)
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning. It is equivalent in size to three A Levels and has been designed as a full two-year programme. Learners who wish to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications. If you are 19-23 years old and have not studied a Level 3 qualification previously, you can access this course for FREE (subject to funding eligibility).
The qualification aims to provide a wide-ranging study of the sector or students who wish to pursue a career in business, primarily via higher education to access graduate entry employment with businesses, or alternatively through junior business employment.
What does this qualification cover?
There are 7 mandatory units, 4 internal and 3 external. Learners must complete and achieve at pass grade or above for all these units. Alongside this, there are also 6 optional units the students would need to achieve in order to complete the full qualification.
|Unit Number||Unit Title||Guided Learning Hours||Level|
|2||Developing a Marketing Campaign||90||3|
|3||Personal and Business Finance||120||3|
|4||Managing an Event||90||3|
|6||Principles of Management||120||3|
|7||Business Decision Making||120||3|
|8||Recruitment and Selection Process||60||3|
|9||Team building in Business||60||3|
|15||Investigating Retail Business||60||3|
|21||Training and Development||60||3|
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. Students will have the opportunity to progress onto one of the following higher education programmes with us:
- HND in Business with 7 pathways
- HND in Business General
- HND in Accounting and Finance
- HND in Business Management
- HND in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- HND in Human Resource Management
- HND in Marketing
- HND in Operations Management
Areas of employment include junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, human resources, and other related areas in the business sector, including Higher Apprenticeships.
You will be required to have relevant sector qualifications upto Level 2 or prior work experience. If you do not have either you will be assessed through our internal assessment process. Prior attained English and Maths qualifications will be desirable.
Day time on weekdays
- 16-19 Education Funding (subject to availability and eligibility)
- 19+ Adult Education Budget (19 to 23 year olds only)
- 19+ Advanced Learner Loan