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Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This Level 3 advanced course in business will develop your knowledge and understanding of the business world. You will study 13 units over 2 years.

You will study a wide range of subject areas such as Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing campaign, Personal and Business Finance, Managing an Event, International Business, Principles of management, Business Decision Making etc

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A* - C (including Maths & English); or Functional or Key Skills awards at Level 2; or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (minimum Merit grade achieved). Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.

International students need to have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (min 5.0 in Reading and Writing). Good attendance and punctuality on previous courses either at the college or at a previous school or college.


Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote and enhance creativity, analytical thinking, research skills and effective communication skills. The course will be assessed through a combination of internally assessed units and 4 externally assessed units (exams, externally set assignments). The internally assessed units will be assessed through a combination of different methods such as: written reports, presentations, in class tests, projects, in class assessments.

Future opportunities

From this course you could progress onto a Foundation or BA degree course at university. Alternatively, you may wish to study a Higher National Diploma in Business or Hospitality at the college or at a university. If you wish to go into employment, this course is a good basis from which to apply for an internship, Level 3 apprenticeship or entry job at a large company. Some students have also started their own businesses having completed a Level 3 Business course.

Further information

You will learn in dedicated classrooms using IT based equipment. You will also gain exposure to business organisations through external visits, guest speakers and attending business exhibitions. You will also have the opportunity to apply to take part in additional enrichment programmes such as Young Enterprise.

The College offers tutorial and welfare services to provide support and guidance whenever it is needed. The Colleges Learning Resource Centre provides excellent facilities for private study and includes access to computers, an extensive library and quiet study areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017