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BTEC Extended Diploma in Business (Level 3) at Barnfield Business and Enterprise Studio Academy

Course description

Year 12 and 13  continues the emphasis on enterprise.


All Sixth Form students study the Extended Diploma in Business, which is a very challenging and practical level 3 course-work based qualification, equivalent to three A-Levels. Units studied included specialist pathways in Marketing and Accounting to give students an insight to a wide range of areas in business. We work closely with the local business community and incorporate a number of guest speakers who share their expertise with the students.

Course content

Visits are also made to see the business in action. All students receive one-to-one mentoring sessions with local entrepreneurs and gain valuable employment experience working in a variety of organisations. They develop team working, leadership, customer service, communication and I.C.T. skills, as well as improving their job interview technique.



Our Sixth Form students also operate their own business, StudioB, selling greeting cards and small gifts which gives them the opportunity to put the business theory in practice. Successful completion of the course leads to a number of progression options including University, and Year 13 students are supported with their UCAS applications. 

Entry requirements

Please contact Barnfield Business and Enterprise Studio Academy directly for further information.

Future opportunities

As a result of our unique and varied curriculum a wide range of progression routes are open to our students:




A blended ‘Higher’ course at Barnfield Skills Academy- enabling the study of a combination of vocational and academic elements up to and including Level 3

• Further Education (AS/A2, BTEC Nationals, higher level vocational courses – all of which are available through the Barnfield Federation)
• Apprenticeships
• University
• Employment
• Setting up your own business
Alongside this our staff and business partners will provide you with high quality information, advice and guidance to ensure that you are well supported and prepared when making key decisions regarding your future.


Further information

Core Curriculum:

  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Business - Level 3

  • BTEC Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship – Level 2 and 3


Work Related:

  • Up to 12 hours of paid work per week

  • Business Development/Incubation Opportunities

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnfield Business and Enterprise Studio Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015
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