What's covered?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and will prepare you to enter employment or to progress to higher education.

The course offers an insight into all aspects of business. You will study four mandatory units and 14 specialist units. Mandatory units cover the fundamentals of business including:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

The course will link theory with practical application making maximum use of your own experiences.

What do you need?

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths or a BTEC Diploma Level 2 - Merit; and grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths.

How you are assessed

You will undertake units based on real-life work and studies. Progress is measured through on-going assessment throughout your course allowing you to keep track of your own performance on an ongoing basis.

How Long?

2 Years

What course next?

You can progress onto Higher Education

What could this lead to?


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