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Business Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is designed for those who wish to gain an understanding of the dynamic world of business. You will explore a range of business services and gain experience through a work placement. On completion of the course you may choose to specialise in one area and continue to study at university or at the College on a HND in Business.

Course content

The Level 3 Extended Diploma includes the study of core and optional units. The Core units include: Business Resources, Marketing and the Business Environment. Optional units are taken from: accounting, marketing and HRM specialist areas. As part of the programme of study you will also undertake work related activities to enhance employability skills. You will also study English and maths unless you have already achieved a Grade C or 4/5 at GCSE.

Entry requirements

GCSE TARIFF

A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English

Assessment

All units are assessed by the completion of assignments.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

A Higher National Diploma, Degree or a career in Business.

Further information

The extended diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass.

Find out more: www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free-bus-pass

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.