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Business Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at New College Stamford

Course description

This advanced course provides the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience you need to enter the Business sector or prepare you for University. You will explore the key topics in business such as business environments, finance, marketing, international business and management. In your second year you will have the opportunity to develop expertise in your chosen pathway through optional units.You will visit The Bank of England and the Houses of Parliament to understand the effect the Government have on businesses. To support your Marketing module you will visit Cadbury World to get inside knowledge on one of the UK’s best Marketing companies.This course is approximately 60% theory and 40% practical.

Course content

You will produce a variety of documents throughout your course some of which will be used for internal assessment. You will complete written reports, create financial documents, independent projects, posters, displays and leaflets, recordings or interviews and role plays, logbooks and reflective journals and presentations. These learning methods are designed to support your individual learning style. You will undertake a one week work experience placement which is related to your course units to ensure you get real hands on experience preparing you to work in the industry. We also actively encourage you to take part in industry lead competitions such as Start-up Stamford and Young Economist of the Year, plus other competitions as they arise.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths at grades C/4 or above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit or above.


Four of the mandatory units are assessed externally through examination. Assessment of internal units will be completed through individual and group work to enhance your communication and team working skills.

Future opportunities

“On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the HND in Business at New College Stamford or other Business degrees at University. You could also enter employment in junior business roles in Marketing, Administrtion Finance, Events Management or Human Resources.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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