Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3EDB (2325)|
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.
A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths, or a Merit grade at Level 2 in a business-related Diploma course.
What does the course involve?
This extended course offered by SCG will teach you the fundamentals of working in the business world. Our expert teachers will guide you through the topics of this subject and equip you with the skills to pursue a career in business or go on to study in higher education. Throughout the course, there will be opportunities to work with local industries and universities helping them to solve real-life business problems.
In this fascinating course, you will study a variety of subjects. These include:
- Management and leadership
- Personal and Business Finance
- Recruitment and selection
- Business Law
- Customer Service
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is ongoing all year through the completion of coursework plus external assessments. You will complete 7 Units in the first year which includes five internally-assessed units and two externally-assessed Units.
Moving into the second year, you will complete five units (three internally assessed and two externally assessed). Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.
On completion of the two-year course, you can progress to an HNC or HND in Business at the London Road Campus followed by the opportunity to study a one-year ‘top up’ to a full BA Honours Business degree a local university. Alternatively, you can study further afield at a university of your choice.
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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 such as A Levels via a separate application. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous School: Lakelands Academy
I like that the course is assignment based, which suits my skills a lot more than doing exams. There are also a lot of practical elements to the course which I really enjoyed, like doing presentations, creating displays and taking part in class debates. The course has given me a good understanding of how businesses work, and it’s been my steppingstone into employment. I’ve got an apprenticeship in a recruitment business in Shrewsbury set up for after I leave college.
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