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Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Weston College

Course description

The business world is very dynamic and this study programme will give you the chance to explore a number of areas, which will help you to realise where your future career aspirations lie. This qualification is transferable to every organisation as the qualification is relevant to every industry and sector.

Many of our students go on to secure employment in management, marketing, accountancy, business law, HR, administration, event management and self-employment. This study programme has a 100% pass rate and our students receive a high level of support which enables them to achieve their full potential. It consists of 18 units delivered across a wide range of specialisms enabling you to develop a broad skill base and maximise your progression opportunities to Higher Education and employment.

Some of the topics that you will explore include: Introduction to marketing, starting up a small business, introduction to accounting, creative product promotion, human resource management, business law, finance, managing teams, recruitment and selection and events management.

You will also develop employability skills and entrepreneurial skills via a range of different enterprise challenges on this programme. Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme. Skills in Maths and English will be embedded into your academic/ vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

This study programme also includes: tutorial support, study skills, work related experience, employability skills and personal and social development (PSD).

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade C or above or A Level 2 qualification.


Observation of practical activities, group work, presentations, coursework and examinations.

Future opportunities

Progress to:

  • Business, Higher Apprenticeship
  • Business with Management Foundation Degree run in partnership with the University of the West of England at Weston College and the opportunity to top-up to the BA (Hons)
  • Other related degrees.
Job/career opportunities:

A career in the business industry such as: management, self-employment, HR, finance, banking, administration, marketing, advertising and purchasing etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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