Business 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.

It gives you highly transferable skills and provides excellent preparation for progression to career opportunities in:

  • finance
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • management
  • or for entry to higher education

Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

You will study units including:

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

In addition to these, you will choose 12 units from these options:

  • 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

When you leave this course you will have improved and gained skills in report writing, time management, team working, self confidence, decision making, ICT and much more.


How I'll learn

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

The course will help you to develop entrepreneurial skills and we aim to help you complete an award in work skills as part of the course, to make you more employable when it comes to the competitive jobs market.


How I'll be assessed

This BTEC course is a practical work and business-related course.

All units are assessed through written and oral assignments. There are two exams each year.

You'll primarily ‘learn by doing’, in other words, you'll be completing projects and assignments based on real businesses in the area.


Entry Requirements

You will neeed five or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and maths

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. 


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete 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 include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

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