BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (3 A level equivalent)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code BUS/3E1/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Our BTEC Level 3 Business qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans.

This qualification supports a huge range of careers in the Business industry, and progression to degree level study.

Do you want to develop a deep understanding of the world of business, and how actions and decisions deliver results? Our BTEC Business qualification combines both theory and practical activity, opening up a world of opportunity for you!

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is a three A Level equivalent, so it is a full time study programme and is therefore ideal if you have decided on a career or degree in Business. You will cover all of the topics offered by our 1 and 2 A Level equivalent courses along with a number of additional units.


Your topics will see you preparing for further study or employment and give you a wide and comprehensive understanding of business activity and the role of management in controlling this.

Over the two years you will study the following units:

  • Exploring Business 
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event 
  • International Business 
  • Principles of Management 
  • Business Decision Making 

Alongside these units you will also study an additional six units.  These will cover a range of topics to allow you a wider choice in your future progression.

 These include:

  • Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Team Business in Business
  • Investigating Customer Service 
  • Investigating Retail Business 
  • Market Research
  • Work Experience in Business

This is a dynamic, hands on and unique course that will see you learn by completing projects, carrying out research and developing your assignments. You will enjoy developing your knowledge through trips, visits and speakers and through preparing for and running your own business based fundraising event here at College!

Our outstanding departmental staff will guide you through your course, helping you to understand why business affects every aspect of our lives and the diverse career paths studying BTEC Business will open up for you!

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is via presentations, group work, assignments, controlled assessment and externally assessed exams. Each unit will be graded at pass, merit, distinction or distinction*, giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths is required. General entry criteria will also apply. This is available on our website.

Your next steps...

Our courses have a well-proven record of supporting students to progress to higher education or progress to the world of business. Our students often opt for business related degrees such as Accountancy, Law, Marketing, Advertising and Brand Management and even Social Work, Teaching and Creative Media.