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Business Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This is a work-related course, with projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities found in the world of business. It is a means of gaining a broad understanding of business.

Course content

Core units:

  • The business environment
  • Business resources
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business communication

Fourteen optional units, including 

  • Accounting
  • Creative product promotion
  • Market research in business
  • Human resource management
  • Aspects of the legal system and law-making process
  • Managing a business event
  • Managing business information
  • Fashion retailing
  • The impact of communication technology on business
  • Website design strategies
  • Starting a small business
  • Understanding business ethics
  • Recruitment and selection in business
  • Developing teams in business

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade A* to C , including mathematics and English, or Level Two BTEC in Business at merit grade or above, or equivalent qualifications
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and an initial assessment


Assessment is assignment-based. You will produce reports, presentations, essays and leaflets, and take part in practical tasks and role play. There are no exams or tests.

Future opportunities

This qualification could lead to career opportunities in marketing, finance, human resources and management, as well as other business-related careers.  You may also progress onto a higher level course, such  as the Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business, or a related degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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