Business (Marketing) 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 Business (Marketing) Level 3 Extended Diploma will appeal to those that have a keen interest in marketing and retail and how it operates.

You will enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to your own and experience and want to find out more about the industry through personal investigation.

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

What I'll learn

The Business (Marketing) 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 programme develops and enhances your professionalism in a business context. It develops personal skills alongside knowledge acquisition and its practical application.


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.

Students are taught using a range of methods including trough tutor-led sessions, real life case studies, class discussions and smaller, group discussions.

As part of our membership of the Gazelle group of colleges, we organise for guest speakers from the world of business to come in and work with our students, as well as take students on educational visits and to enterprise seminars.

Students will also be expected to undertake work experience placements in both year 1 and year 2.


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 need five or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths or an equivalent qualification in business at Level 2.


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.