Course Details

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes – Business Studies

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Studies

We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. Your studies will equip you for a possible business career and provide you with the potential to apply to a range of Universities.


2 years

Entry Requirements
To be considered for this course, as a minimum you will need 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent at C grade and above. Preferably this will include English and Maths, although pathways are available to those that just miss out on a C Grade in these core subjects.

Recognised qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Studies – worth up to 3 A Levels, and will facilitate an entrance into University.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 – Essential progression if you did not manage to attain a C grade in English or Maths.

As part of the curriculum, a BTEC National Extended Diploma is traditionally made up of a series of units, including:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business resources
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Starting a Small Business
  • International Business
  • Business Markets and the Economy
  • Website Design Strategy

There is also the opportunity to specialise in specific areas, by choosing certain unit combinations, following pathways such as:

  • Retail Pathway
  • Marketing Pathway
  • Human Resources Pathway
  • Management Pathway

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
September 2017

Course Type

Course Duration
2 Years

Various - see map

BTEC Level 3 National in Business

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
5 GCSE’s A* – C

Course progression
Access to higher education, including University, and Higher Apprenticeships.

Career Opportunities
Anything within the world of business, including starting up on your own, finance, management or marketing.

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248