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Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Strode College

Course description

Over the two years of this course you will explore a wide range of issues relevant to business, through both practical exercises and theoretical subjects. The course encourages development of valuable transferable skills such as team working, communication and lateral thinking.

You will study 18 units over two years, these may include: Business Resources; Marketing/Relationship Marketing; Aspects of Civil and Criminal Liability for Business; Recruitment and Selection; Career Development Planning; Business and Economic Environment; Web-site Design; Understanding Retail; Starting a Small Business; Business Environment; Managing a Business Event, Business Communications and Business Ethics.

The nature of the course requires some off campus visits; these may be visits to businesses (including a residential), business awareness and enterprise events. You will also undertake a work placement.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C or equivalent, such as Level 2 Diploma at pass, merit or distinction plus a GCSE A* - C. It is essential to have English Language at Grade C and desirable to have Maths at Grade C or above.


The course will be a combination of internal and external assessment and will include assignments, projects, case studies, presentations and teamwork. Pearson Exam Board.

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Future opportunities

Students can progress to higher education and/or a career in business or a related field such as marketing, finance, project management or human resources.

The course provides an ideal route from which to progress to a degree in a business discipline. Recent student destinations include: Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, Business and Management at University of Exeter, Information Management for Business at University College London, working for Lloyds Bank and working for Clarks International.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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