Business, BTEC Extended Diploma
This Level 3 Business programme will develop your business acumen and provide you with the skills required in a variety of roles in the sector.
You will cover a range of topics, including marketing, starting up a small business, accounting, recruitment, selection, human resource management, business law, finance, management, events management, international business, customer services, and digital marketing.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID). You will also complete a work placement.
All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through examinations, practical examinations, group work, presentations, coursework and online assessments.
What could I do after this course?
This programme has a 100% pass rate and could lead to a variety of jobs in the business sector. You could also enhance your skills by progressing to the degree in Business Management with Sustainability at University Centre Weston.
What’s the difference in the BTEC compared to the T Level?
Business Extended Diploma BTEC is suitable for learners who prefer to be assessed via coursework and for those who are not yet sure what career they would like to progress to as the qualification covers a wide range of business topics.
Business Management and Administration T Level is the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications which have been designed to ensure that learners are employable and empower them to progress into management positions in the future. You can also progress to University or Higher Apprenticeships, upon completion of the T level. The T Level is designed to enable learners to not only learn about Business but to allow learners to specialise in Leadership and Management. The T Level is different to the BTEC in Business and A Level Business, as you will complete a substantial Industry Placement (315 hours). It is also assessed via 4 external assessments, two examinations and two projects.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including maths and English, or a Level 2 programme at merit or distinction.
Occupations related to Business, BTEC Extended Diploma
Financial Manager or Director
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Marketing or Sales Director
Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.
Employment in region: 6,081 positions
Purchasing Manager or Director
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Employment in region: 2,094 positions
What our students say
Sam Ashton, Business L3
"We covered such a wide range of business topics, and the industry placement gave me a great insight into the day to day life in my chosen career. I have learnt a lot of transferable skills, which will be useful for almost every job!."
Former school: King Alfred's
Studied: Business L3
What next? Studying an Events Management course at University of Plymouth