Business Level 3 Extended Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

This course is for students who want to progress onto a Degree with a Business theme, a higher level apprenticeship or into employment within a trainee management in Business. Past students have progressed into roles such as; Marketing or HR Executives, Accountants and some have gone on to run their own successful businesses.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Business & Law

5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 plus English and maths at grade 4 or a BTEC First Certificate in a related subject (plus GCSE maths and English at grade 4) and a successful interview.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two year qualification, which will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed in Business. If you have an interest in business and would like to learn about Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship, this is the ideal course for you.

The course is unit based and includes 7 mandatory units which are:

Exploring Business
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing an Event
International Business
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
There will be 6 additional units studied on the course over its 2 year duration:

Recruitment and Selection
Team Building in Business
Visual Merchandising
Work Experience in Business
Buying for Business
Supply Chain Operations

This course is for students who want to progress onto a Degree with a Business theme, a higher apprenticeship or into employment within trainee management in Business. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is equivalent to 3 A Levels for university entrance purposes.

There is continual assessment for each of the units by vocational assignments leading to external quality assessment called National Standard Sampling.

Units 2, 3, 6 & 7 are assessed by a nationally set exam.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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