Accessibility links

Business BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

The aim of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma is to:

 - provide education and training for learners / employees in the business sector

 - provide learners / business employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 vocationally-specific qualification

 - provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the business sector or to progress to

vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Business

 - provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes

essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma (Year 1) in Business is a 90-credit qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 90 credits.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Year 2) in Business is a 180-credit and 1080-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of four mandatory units which are covered in Year 1, plus optional units (additional 90 Credits) that provide for a combined total of 180 credits over 2 years.

There is an option to study A level Law in addition to the extended Diploma. Simply add in to your personal statement, that you are interested in studying the additional A level when you apply and we can discuss this with you at interview.

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following qualifications:

Two GCSE’s at grade C and a grade 4 in English and mathematics
OR BTEC Extended Certificate at Merit level.

To study the A level in addition to your extended diploma you will also need:
Grade 6 in English
Grade 4 in Mathematics
Grade B in a humanities subject



The assessment approach of the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business allows you to receive feedback on your progress throughout the course as this will provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play, oral presentations and externally examined assessments.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


Future opportunities

Most students progress onto university. You can also progress onto:

• HND here at Dudley College
• Higher Apprenticeship here at Dudley College
• Employment in the many diverse areas of business
• Roles in specialist areas such as management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details