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Business : Level 3 National Extended Diploma (= 3 A-Levels) at WQE

Course description

This is a two year course. (First year = Foundation Diploma). You need to ensure that you are prepared to follow through the course for the entire two years. This will result in achieving the equivalent of three A Level equivalent qualifications upon successful completion of the course at the end of year 2.

Route 1:
Year 1: Foundation Diploma: 6 units
Year 2: Extended Diploma: 6 units

You will follow 4 units of study with other students taking the Extended Certificate in Business and a further 2 units on your own in your Extended Diploma classes.

The core units are:

• Exploring Business
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Personal and Business Finance
• Managing an event
• International Business
• Principles of management
• Business Decision Making

Course content

This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays and visits to industry.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths.


Students will be assessed by a mixture of:

Assignments - set and marked internally

Tasks - set and marked by the exam board

Written exams - set and marked by the exam board

Future opportunities

Extended Diplomas earn you UCAS points and are therefore valued by universities allowing you to take on HND/ HNC, foundation degree course or honours degree. Students can go in to a wide range of employment, including retail, finance, HR and marketing.

Further information

This is a full time course which is equivalent to 3 A levels.

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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