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Business Level 3 Extended Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma aims to enable you to study the concept of Business from a vocational and professional viewpoint.  This study programme is designed to provide a springboard to Higher Education, such as a Foundation Degree, Bachelor's Degree or into employment and is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

To achieve the Extended Diploma you must successfully complete 180 Credits; consisting of core and optional units. Each unit is worth 10 credits (unless otherwise specified)

Core Units include:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

Additional Units include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business
  • Internet Marketing in Business
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business
  • Development Planning for a Career in Business
  • Human Resources Management in Business
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Understanding Retailing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Business and the Economic Environment
  • International Business

Mathematics and English

Two additional qualifications may be studied over the two year programme to give students further skills in Mathematics and English.

Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications will be included within the learning programme to provide students with a broad range of skills. A range of assessment methods are used including assignments, time-constrained assignments, case studies and observation of performance.

Entry requirements

Places on the Level 3 Extended Diploma are subject to minimum grade requirements (7 GCSE's at A*-C including English and Maths) as well as BKSB assessments in English and Maths and free writing exercise, to be held during the induction period.

Future opportunities

Students successfully completing the diploma/extended diploma are able to apply for the Foundation Degree in Business at New College Durham, or apply for similar Higher Eduction courses in the field of Business and Management.

Related careers
Chief executive or senior official This unit group includes those who head large enterprises and organisations. They plan, direct and co-ordinate, with directors and managers, the resources necessary for the various functions and specialist activities of these enterprises and organisations. The chief executives of hospitals will be classified in this unit group. Senior officials in national government direct the operations of government departments. Senior officials in local government participate in the implementation of local government policies and ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions concerning the running of a local authority are observed. Senior officials of special interest organisations ensure that legal, statutory and other regulations concerning the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trades unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies are observed. Chief executives and senior officials also act as representatives of the organisations concerned for the purposes of high level consultation and negotiation.
Purchasing manager or director Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.
Manager or proprietor in other services n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of managerial tasks in other service industries not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 125: Managers and Proprietors in Other Services.
Teaching or other educational professional n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.
Sales accounts or business development manager Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.
Customer service manager or supervisor Job holders in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate resources necessary for receiving and dealing with the responses, complaints or further requirements of purchasers and users of a product or service, and supervise customer service occupations.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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