BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business


This course is for you if you have a lively and enquiring mind, a willingness to explore new ideas and you have a keen interest in the business. You will learn all about the exciting world of business and have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way. This course also equips you well for further study at University or employment in a wide range of industries. From developing essential skills such as planning and managing finances to skills needed for setting up and starting your own business, team working, communication and self-motivation, this BTEC is the first step for developing a professional business career – before or after university, or starting your own business.

What is the structure of the course?

National Extended Diploma in Business. Equivalent to three A Levels has 13 units, of which 7 are mandatory and 4 are externally marked.

The National Extended Diploma is a two year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in business or business management. It can also lead to higher apprenticeships in areas such as HR or Business Administration. The emphasis is on doing things – not just writing up reports but starting up a real business, doing a presentation to real business people, organising an event – showing you’ve gone beyond just getting a qualification! Work experience takes place over 10 days and helps you gain insight into practical skills, values and attitudes needed in the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

  • 5 GCSEs at 4 or above (grade C and above); normally these should include English. We expect no prior knowledge of business

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