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Business & Marketing BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

The National Extended Diploma in Business is an ideal step towards a career in various business related roles. It is a wide-ranging vocational programme which is based around practical work, and considers many of the important areas of modern business.

It has been designed to provide a route into business careers and a progression path to University. The award is equivalent to three academic ‘A’ Levels.

The course is split up into four core modules, and a wide range of marketing optional units, including:

  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Internet Marketing in Business

Entry requirements

By interview and initial assessment plus BTEC First Certificate in Business at Merit grade, GCSE English at minimum grade C or 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above including English.


Portfolio Based Assessment. Every unit will have its own assessed piece of coursework. All units will be structured into 12-week blocks (3 per block) with a 3 day hand in ‘window’ at the end of each block.

Where an assignment has not been completed within a given week a replacement assignment will be issued, this will be structured only to the pass level criteria. Progress from one 12-week block to the next is dependent on satisfactory progress to date in terms of key parameters including:

  • Assignment completion
  • Attendance
  • Motivation/effort
  • Meeting deadlines


Once submitted the assessments will be marked, internally verified and returned to the student within a two-week period.


Future opportunities

HNC/D Business, Degree at Walsall College (in association with Pearson and Birmingham City University), degree at a university, employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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