Business Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

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.

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.

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.

You will need five or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Banbury and Bicester College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 2018

    Rated "good with outstanding areas" by Ofsted in 2018

  • 79+

    years of teaching experience

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