What I'll learn
The Business 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.
You will learn about the legal forms of business ownership, financial accounting, business documentation, communication in businesses, the structure interpretation and use of financial documents, and how they are used in a business environment.
How I'll learn
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.
You will benefit from workshop facilities in a computer suite with computers that enable you to complete your course assessments. There are also open access computer resources in the library.
The course will develop your employability through the day-to-day course activities, such as teamworking, group and individual activities. This will also assist in improving your English, maths and ICT skills. This will also help you to complete your coursework and prepare you for further independent study or employment. You will also learn how to become a more independent learner as the course will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills as well as teamworking and leadership skills.
Activities range from academic case study work to developing practical business skills and work experience. There is also a variety of business-related excursions and a residential trip during the course of your studies.
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’, i.e. completing projects and assignments based on real businesses in the area.