Business BTEC Extended Diploma

Type of qualification – BTEC
Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels)

Course Description

Get an in-depth knowledge of how business works with a qualification that’s highly valued by universities and employers.

In the Business Level 3 Extended Diploma you will learn about the structure of business organisations and the processes involved in planning, setting up and running a business venture, such as: management and human resources, finance, marketing, basic economics and ethics, and the importance of innovation and creativity in business.

This course is varied; you could for example develop an idea for a new product or service, draw up a business start-up and implementation plan, present it to investors, sell your product or service, develop a business event, lead a team of people or produce a case study on an ethical business issue.

What next?

The course gives you highly transferable skills and provides excellent preparation for progression to career opportunities in finance, human resources, marketing and management, or for entry to higher education.


Students will cover a range of topics that include:

* Exploring Business

* Personal and Business Finance

* Marketing

* Event Management

* Pitching a new Business

* Principles of Management

* International Business

* Recruitment and Selection

* Work Experience in Business

* Business Decision Making

* Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility


You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments, time constrained assignments and through giving presentations.

Additional Activities

Various trips including visits to large businesses such as Honda, Cadbury’s and Coca-Cola.

Visiting speakers on a range of topics such as business start-up finance and being an entrepreneur.

University and apprenticeship visiting speakers

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ Or a Level 2 Qualification in Business at Distinction

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths

Student Financial Contribution: None

“ It is very hands on, bringing business concepts alive”

Rebecca, previously St Joseph’s School