BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Business (16-18)


  • 16-18 (Full-time)


Working in the business environment or running your own business requires a wide range of technical, organisational, communication and decision-making skills. There is a huge demand in business for multi-skilled employees to deal with the constant advances in technical and business processes. Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills needed in a business environment.

This is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels and therefore carries UCAS points. Learners will study 6 units in the first year and 7 units in the second year.

All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

  • The ability to learn independently
  • The ability to research actively and methodically
  • Being able to give presentations
  • Being active group members

BTEC Level 3 Business students study the following in the first year:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Recording Financial Transactions

We also have day trips as part of the curriculum such as to the Harry Potter WB studios to see how films are marketed, guest speakers and competitions.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught in fully equipped classrooms using a range of teaching materials and techniques.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.

What else should I know?

Two units in each year of the course are externally assessed via exams, and the remaining units are assessed through set assignments marked by our course tutors and verified by an external moderator from the awarding body. This range of assessment methods allows learners to develop a wider range of skills and generate evidence for assessment through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations.