Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Studies


Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Business Studies BS201A01/22/2 Further Education

Course Information

The Extended Diploma in Business Studies 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 job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector. This new course will provide learners with the option of studying a pure business qualification which is equivalent in size to three A levels.


Overview

Qualification
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business Studies
Course Content
  • This qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. This includes the opportunity for learners to choose several topics from a selection of options reflecting the progression pathways in business. The learning programme covers the following content areas:

    • business environments
    • finance
    • marketing
    • international business
    • management
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths OR a relevant Level 2 Certificate at Distinction level OR an Apprenticeship in business/management. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered.
Next Steps
  • The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:

    • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management
    • BA (Hons) in Business and Finance
    • BA (Hons) in Business with Human Resource Management
    • BA (Hons) and BSc(Hons) in Business Studies
    • BSc (Hons) in International Management
    • BSc (Hons) or BA (Hons) in Marketing
    • BSc (Hons) in Retail Management.

    Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers. After this qualification, learners can also progress directly into employment, however it is likely that many will do so via higher study.
Career Opportunities
  • Areas of employment include junior roles in marketing, administration, finance, financial services, procurement, events management, human resources, and other related areas in the business sector.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Sep-2022 23-Jun-2024 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Attendance
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Timetable
Day of the week Number of sessions
Various
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for some government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Assessment fees for additional qualifications trips and visits may apply - usually between £80 and £150 per year

Materials Required

Basic Stationery and Suitable Outdoor Clothing


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