16-18 Courses

Business BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Sixth Form
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Business and Enterprise
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    72 Weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

English Language and Maths grade 4 plus 3 other grade 4 GCSEs.


The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is a two-year course equivalent to three A Levels. It is for students who want to continue their education through applied learning in a vocational context. Students who study for this qualification will have successfully completed GCSEs or Level 2 vocational qualifications. This course is designed to assess students' understanding of business through vocational scenarios. It offers an alternative to A Level Business, allowing students to learn key components of business with 90% of assessment in the form of coursework.

The aim of this course is to provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector. You will learn about business start-ups, financial decision-making, marketing techniques and the importance of being an effective manager. It is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business, usually via a university degree, or alternatively through junior business employment. Students have the opportunity to study several topics from a selection of options.
You can expect to study:

  • Business environments
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International business
  • Management

Students gain practical work-related skills through completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.  The course also helps to develop skills in communication and ICT. Students are expected to take part in work experience as part of the course. The structure of the qualification allows for a great deal of choice and flexibility and will give you the essential skills required for a successful career in business.

The BTEC Extended Diploma is not studied with any other subjects as it is a full study programme.

  • Assessment Criteria

    YR 1 Coursework internally assessed 59% and External assessment 41% YR 2 Coursework internally assessed 58% and External assessment 42%
  • Further Information

    Two year Level 3 BTEC course of 12x 70min lessons per week (equivalent to 3 A Levels); subject to the successful completion of a Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) in the first year.

Further information

This course gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the business sector that will prepare them for further study or training. Students are awarded either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* grades which carry UCAS points to enable progression onto many degree courses, including Business and Management, Business Studies and International Management. Former students have also gone on to work and on to higher apprenticeships in banking, finance and ICT.

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