Business (Entrepreneur) Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Get an in-depth knowledge of how business works with a qualification that’s highly valued by employers: the Extended Diploma in Business.

The Business (Entrepreneur) Level 3 Extended Diploma gives you highly transferable skills and provides excellent preparation for progression to career opportunities in finance, human resources, marketing and management, or for entry to higher education.

What I'll learn

The Business (Entrepreneur) Level 3 Extended Diploma has core/mandatory units and optional units. The core units you cover are:

  • the business environment
  • business resources
  • introduction to marketing
  • business communication

In addition to these, you take 12 optional units from a range which includes:

  • creative product promotion
  • business accounting
  • internet marketing
  • human resource management
  • developing teamwork
  • international business environment
  • starting a small business
  • health and safety
  • event management
  • supporting business projects
  • recruitment and selection

This course develops and enhances your professionalism in a business context. It develops personal skills alongside knowledge acquisition and its practical application.


How I'll learn

On the Business (Entrepreneur) Level 3 Extended Diploma you will learn via team activities, visits to local businesses, entrepreneur competitions at university, visits to SAID Business School, research tasks, presentations, volunteering opportunities, discussions, debates and work placements are all part of the way you learn.


How I'll be assessed

The Business (Entrepreneur) Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical work and business-related course. All units are assessed through written and oral assignments. There are no exams. You ‘learn by doing’, i.e. completing projects and assignments based on real businesses in the area.


Entry Requirements

You will need five or more GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths or an equivalent qualification in business at Level 2.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.