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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR3EDB (2123)

  • Who is it for?

    Business and commerce relates to the buying and selling of goods, services and information - important exchanges in almost any area of life! As the world becomes more dependent on globalised trade and investment, though, the demand for well-trained businesspeople grows stronger.

    Business is not all business though – at Shrewsbury College you can choose to study the business elements in a wide range of fields, from finance to marketing to web design and you can combine your business studies with other areas of interest to you, such as A Levels.

    This course is for young people aged 16-18 who are interested in entering the business environment and who want to gain a Business qualification.

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Upon completion of this course, you can progress to university, or study a higher qualification at Shrewsbury College.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths or a Merit grade in a business-related Level 2 course.


  • What does the course involve?

    This course develops your knowledge and understanding of business and the business world. During the two-year course, you will study 18 units which cover a wide variety of business topics, such as:

    • Business Communication
    • Market research
    • Internet marketing
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Website design
    • Developing your team working skills
    • Managing Business events
    • Retailing
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Business ethics
  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment can be either through external examination, internal assessment or a combination of both.

  • Additional Notes

    Should you choose to study smaller sized level 3 BTEC qualification other than the Extended Diploma you may have the option to study an A Level alongside. The options may include Biology, Business, English Language, Maths, PE, Psychology, and Sociology – but please check at your Group Interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

Georgia Yeomans

Georgia Yeomans

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I wasn’t sure about going away to university, so when I learnt about the HND in Business at SCG I was so pleased I could study locally and stay at home. I will be able to keep my part-time job and I am already familiar with the teachers. After the HND I plan to do a top-up year at university to gain a full degree.

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    Up to £43,000

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    Up to £54,000


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