BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Overview

This is a two year course in Business and is the equivalent of three A levels, and will prepare you for employment or for entry into university.

It is designed so that by the end of Year 1, you will have achieved a BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Business, which is the equivalent of one and a half A levels.

Additional Information

We will give you enrichment opportunities including visits and practical hands on, work-related experiences. Activities will include visits and case studies relating to real life businesses. Students have previously visited Thorpe Park, London Zoo and Madam Tussauds. Future trips planned include Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium and the Coca Cola plant in Edmonton. Guest speakers are invited in to talk to students about accounting and human resources.

Learning Hours

180 to 240 guided learning hours

  • Formal Teaching: 60 to 80 Hours (Lecturing, Tutoring, seminars and/or workshops)
  • Directed Learning: 60 to 80 Hours (Discussion, Group Study, Advanced Reading, Research)
  • Independent Learning: 60 to 80 hours (Extended research, working through core texts, preparing assignments)

Level

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Number of Modules

The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing, human resource management and website design.

Proposed Duration

This qualification is delivered as two one year courses.  After year 1 you will achieve a 90 Credit Diploma in Business.

Review of the Award

Once in a year by BIRD Academic Council

Mandatory Units

You will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business and complete projects investigating topics such as marketing, financial analysis, website design and retail strategies. By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of business and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your business career.

During the course you will develop your group work, IT and presentation skills. The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing, human resource management and website design. You will have a personal tutor who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your personal tutor for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis.

This course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises. We expect you to hand in your written assessments digitally.

Guidance Material

BIRD’s extended syllabus and study guideline include a list of books and journals for learners to should study on. Additionally, learners should collect BIRD’s specimen coursework and/or examination papers from their study centres. Registered learners can download these from BIRD Website after logging in.

Requirements

Four A*-C grades at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics, and a satisfactory reference from your last school or college is required.

Study Options

This course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises. We expect you to hand in your written assessments digitally.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Year one – BTEC Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Business.
  • Year Two – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Further Progression

Progression onto Year 2 is dependent upon successfully achieving the 90 Credit Diploma in Business and having average attendance of 90% or higher.

This course is all about preparing you for employment and/or entry to university. On average, to enter university you will need a Merit grade profile on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. Future careers include accounting, banking, insurance, human resources, marketing and sales. In addition, we will prepare you for starting your own business or perhaps an e-business.

Fees

Please enquire at admission office to find out the fees on 07943874969 or fill the “Get Course Information Kit” form within this page. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

What should I do next?

For a free consultation call a Specialist Consultant on 07943874969.

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