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Business National Extended Diploma Level 3 at Sunderland College

Course description

If you have a keen interest in finding out about how businesses work and enjoy study that is based on realistic workplace situations, then this is the ideal course for you.

Course content

The four mandatory units cover the business environment, how to manage resources, marketing and effective business communication.
You can then choose from a selection of specialist units including:

  • Further finance
  • Accounting
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Developing teams
  • Business law
  • Starting your own business.


Entry requirements

You’’ll need four GCSEs at grade C or above including literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level; or a suitable Level 2 qualification or BTEC First Diploma.


The course is practical, theoretical and realistic. You’ll be assessed through report writing, presentations, creating newsletters, observed role plays, group activities and time constrained tasks.  You’ll also have the opportunity to gain industry experience through guest speakers, visits or taking part in regional enterprise events.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto higher education through a foundation degree or study a degree at university. You could also look for work in areas such as Human Resources, Marketing or Finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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