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Business - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This course is suitable for young people who have an interest in business and how it operates. The BTEC Diploma in Business is a course which gives you an insight into the working world as well as gaining a qualification equivalent to 3 AS Levels.

This then progresses to the Extended Diploma in Business which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Course content

You will gain a broad understanding of business and have an opportunity to apply your learning in a practical way. The BTEC units of study are Marketing, Business Law, Starting up a Business, Finance and Understanding Retail. You will also gain confidence through developing independent learning skills and will be able to apply these skills to periods of work experience.

You will study the Welsh Baccalaureate where you will explore a wide range of areas including Wales, Europe and the World; Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education. As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate you will develop your Essential Skills.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and Maths or a Level 2 in Business with Merit grade and a GCSE English grade A*-C.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


The Welsh Baccalaureate is assessed via the production of a portfolio of learning and the completion of a substantial project. Whereas the assessments for the BTEC qualification are based on the units of study. All units will have internal assessments in the form of assignments and practical work.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you could progress on to the Extended Diploma in Business or employment in Accounting, Marketing, Trainee Management and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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