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BTEC Diploma in Business Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

This course is designed to engage learners with the basics of business.  Concepts covered include: personal finance, marketing and the business environment.


This full course is designed to engage and challenge learners further within the field of business theory.  Over the two-year programme, students will build on the content from the certificate as well as developing their understanding of the themes of ‘strategy’ and ‘managing change’.

Course content

First Year

Unit 1 - Exploring Business

Unit 2 - Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 4 - Managing an Event

Unit 5 - International Business

Second Year

Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance

Unit 6 - Principles of Management

Unit 8 - Recruitment and Selection Process

Unit 14 - Investigating Customer Service

In addition to studying the certificate and extended certificate units, students will complete a further four units to top up the qualification to a Diploma qualification, equivalent to two A Levels.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.


Units are both internally and externally assessed. Units 2, 3 and 6 are externally assessed; unit 2 is a assignments set by the exam board, which will take place as controlled assessments and then marked externally, units 3 and 6 are taken under exam conditions.

All other units are internally assessed through a series of coursework tasks, set over a fixed period of time.

Future opportunities

The broad base of this qualification makes it suitable for a wide range of future opportunities. It gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study such as degrees, training and apprenticeships or other relevant employment in the business sector.

This is a complementary course when studying the IT in the Global Society IB, as well as other qualifications such as Maths, Global Politics, Finance and Applied Law.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September