Business (L3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

This two-year course is equivalent to three A Levels. It aims to holistically develop practical, research, interpersonal and thinking skills within areas such as marketing, finance, human resources and management.

Study units include:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making.

    Alongside the course you will also study the Advanced Skills Certificate. You can also opt to study a related A Level alongside this course. 


Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English. Alternatively, a related Level 2 qualification will be considered alongside GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.

Course Delivery

There is a combination of theoretical and practical based delivery.

Assessment is based upon achievement of specified outcomes (assignments) in respect of taught units of study. All units are individually graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Classroom hours are 18 per week.  All Level 3 courses will require considerable extra work outside of classroom time.

Progression Opportunities

At the College you can progress to the HND Business Management or the Foundation Degree in Events Management

Further study at university in a related subject.

Management training in the private/public sectors, banks or financial institutions.

This course also develops the skills needed to start a small business.

Additional Information

Students all participate in a UK/International visit which is funded by the student. Trips to local business centres will take place which will require a contribution from students.

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