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Course Code: D3B1D
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: BTEC, Diploma
  • Duration: One - two years
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

If you’re a bright spark with a brain for business, this advanced course will develop your entrepreneurial spirit and train you to make important business decisions. When you successfully complete the full two year course, you will have a qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and is accepted by universities UK wide. You’ll also have a wealth of business know-how and practical skills, such as investigating business activity, developing customer relations and planning financial control.

Course information

Year 1 – Foundation Diploma 

  •  Unit 1 Understanding Business
  • Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3 Personal & Business Finance
  • Unit 4 Managing an Event
  • Unit 8 Recruitment & Selection
  • Unit 14 Customer Service.
Year 2 – Extended Diploma
  • Unit 5 International Business
  • Unit 6 Principles of Management
  • Unit 7 Business Decision Making
  • Unit 15 Investigating Retail
  • Unit 19 Pitching a Small Business
  • Unit 22 Market Research
  • Unit 23 English Legal System.
This is a two year course to achieve the full Extended Diploma in Business that will enable you to progress onto University, employment or Degree Apprenticeships. You will gain a recognised qualification after the first year.

You will need one or more of the following:

  • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English or maths)
  •  a recognised level 2 qualification in a relevant subject with a good merit profile (plus GCSE English or maths).
All applicants will require an interview and be assessed on an individual basis.

You will be assessed through various methods including; controlled assessments, presentations, role play and coursework.

On the successful completion of the foundation diploma you may:

  • progress onto another level 3 qualification
  • explore level 2/3 apprenticeship opportunities
  • employment. 

On the successful completion of the extended diploma you may progress to:

  • the Foundation Degree in Business Management at City College
  • university-level study
  • Degree Apprenticeships 
  • employment in a wide range of careers, for example, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, data management, events management and retail management.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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