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Business and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Calderdale College

Course description

The course is designed to broaden your understanding and knowledge of business and to develop important personal, academic and business skills. It will also provide you with an insight into entrepreneurship and taking the first step to starting your own business. You will fundamentally develop important personal, academic and entrepreneurial skills that you will put into practice throughout the course.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

You will be involved in identifying & creating business opportunities, business planning, marketing and selling your product or service. This Level 3 qualification will consist of mandatory modules as part of the Business course, then comprise of 9 units delivered over the second year of the two year course. It will cover the fundamental business disciplines as well as some specialised areas to further enhance your knowledge, for example: Business Start Up and Project Management. 

As the programme has an enterprise and entrepreneurship emphasis, you will be expected to engage in a dynamic enterpreneurship expreience, whereby you will be given the opportunity to manage your own business and develop leadership and effective team working skills that will benefit you in the future. 

Entry requirements

An advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C  or a relevant level 2 qualification such as BTEC First Diploma to include Maths and English at level 2.

Interview with the sprcialist tutor.


Assessment is through l00% coursework, there are no examinations.  This is a practical, work related course and you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. 

Future opportunities

This course could lead to entry to Higher Education including:

  • HND Business
  • Foundation Degrees in Business
  • International Business

The course could also lead directly to employment in a wide range of career opportunities including:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Customer service
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click on the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 March 2016
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