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Business with the London Institute of Banking and Finance Level 3 - Diploma Available in Welsh

Level 3
BTEC Diploma
Two years
Welsh delivery
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This two year course will offer students the opportunity to study a number of business functions including financial analysis, digital marketing, financial markets, money and banking, international business, business management, event management, human resource management, and marketing. 

This course includes the professional qualification of the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) which gives an excellent introduction to the area of financial services and advice. 

This qualification is the equivalent of studying 4 A-levels.  

Course Objectives: 

Understand the principles of Banking and Finance nationally and internationally  

Develop a full digital marketing campaign  

Produce a business plan and online presence  

Identify how to manage people, projects, and resources 

Plan events with the use of digital and traditional marketing strategies.  

Course Outcomes: 

Students will be able to explain how business banking is evolving through digital disruption  

Use digital marketing strategies to meet marketing objectives  

Students will gain the attributes to run their own business  

Be able to recommend business solutions to management and employee's problems  

Students will be able to plan, cost and participate in a business event. 

Key information

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including Mathematics and English Language 
  • Or a Merit profile in BTEC Level 2 Business and Mathematics and English Language GCSE. 

  • Internally assessed units 
  • Externally assessed controlled assessment units 
  • Externally assessed examination unit 


  • Multiple choice and written exams 
  • Programming assignments.

Grading Criteria: 

  • Internal assessment (58%) 
  • External assessment (42%) 

Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction (D), Merit (M), Pass (P). Qualifications are graded using a scale of PP to D*D* London Institute of Banking and Finance professional qualification is graded A-E. 

Staying with Gower College Swansea, you could progress to a Higher Education course in a business management or accounting related qualification. Successful completion of the BTEC business with the London Institute of Banking and Finance provides learners with UCAS points and is recognised by universities for full Hons degrees. 

Employment: The course will enhance students' prospects of gaining entry onto financial sector, digital marketing and business management.