Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Business


This programme will equip you with the skills and understanding required to succeed in a range of business roles. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice including Accounting, Administration or Marketing.

Course type

Level 3 BTEC 90 credit Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course length

90 Credit Diploma: one year, Extended Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Four or more GCSEs, and a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject, a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject. In some circumstances improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE  has not yet been achieved.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • business and management
  • business enterprise
  • conducting business online

On the course you will:

  • develop employability skills
  • complete assignments based on workplace situations
  • build upon analytical and evaluative skills
  • visit and study local, national and international business organisations

Method of assessment

Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

What will I be able to progress to?

After completing the course, you will be well-equipped to pursue higher education or employment in a range of areas including Marketing, Management, Human Resources or Accounting.