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Diploma in Business Level 3

Ashington Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:

Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Business (QCF) Level 3

Start Date:
11 September

Who is the course for?

This is a two year full time programme. The course is for those who wish to become involved in working in an office environment, it could be those who have aspirations to work in marketing, human resource management, event management, retail or a range of optional industries. The course is of great interest to those that are school leavers and are considering progressing their studies to secure the many apprenticeships available or are keen to further develop their studies studying at a higher level at college or wishing to attend a higher education establishment with the achievement of sufficient UCAS points. In addition this course is also suited to those that are working in a business environment and want to gain further understanding of the range of functions that their organization.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

At least four GCSE s preferably including English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent.

Should English not be your first language an English test will be required.

Previous study of business studies is advantageous.

Relevant work experience will also be taken into account as part of the application process

What will I study on the course?

- Students will study areas on the business environment including both internal and external factors

- Resources that are required for businesses

- Marketing

- Communicating in business and the various forms that a business uses

- Promotion techniques used by a business

- Market research

- How businesses manage events successfully

- Internet marketing

- Business accounting

- Recruitment and Selection

- Human Resource Management

- How businesses form successful teams

- Health and Safety

- Contract and business law

- Retail

- The impact of communications technology on a business

- Website design

- Business Ethics

- The impact that the economy has on business

- Business planning

The course is organised using a range of formal taught sessions and activities conducted by students. As part of the programme students will meet local business owners, attend local businesses and take part in some work experience with local employers.

Assessment is through a range of activities, projects both inside and outside of the college, observations and written work. Work will consist of a portfolio of work and there are no written examinations for this course.

This is a full time two year programme however if you have not achieved both Maths and English to a level 2 standard then you will be expected to complete these as part of the course

Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Business (QCF) Level 3

To gain this qualification it will take up to two years. Students will be able to secure employment in a range of industries and sectors of their choice. Students that have completed this course have successfully secured apprenticeship programmes with local employers whilst others have progressed onto the Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Business (QCF) Level 3

The course will allow you to search for employment with a range of business sectors such as marketing/PR companies, accountancy practices, recruitment agencies, retail outlets and even management organisations.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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