Extended Diploma in Business Level 3
Who is this course for?
The Extended Diploma in Business is an ideal programme for school leavers who wish to gain the equivalent of 3 A levels. It is a practical, two-year work related course, focusing on the development of a range of specialist skills.
Formal Entry Requirements
Applicants should have at least one of the following:
• a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject,
• at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C
What does the course involve?
It is made up of 18 units - four mandatory core units that everyone takes, and 14 specialist units, so you can study particular areas in more depth. The four core units are: The Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing, and Business Communication. You then choose 14 specialist units from a choice of nearly 40, including: Internet Marketing in Business, Developing Teams in Business, Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business, and International Business.
There are various trips and activities throughout the programme e.g. paintballing and Alton Towers. UCAS workshops focus on choosing the right university course, writing personal statements, completing UCAS applications and student finance. We also organise trips to various universities and Higher Education conventions.
How will I be assessed?
All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
Where can I go next?
You can progress to Higher Education. Sandwell College offers the Foundation Degree in Business Management in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton.
The qualification may also lead to specialist business career opportunities.