Please note, this course is currently on a waiting list, if you wish to apply you will be contacted should a place become available. A Traineeship or Apprenticeship option may be available, so please contact the College for more information.
The Level 3 Business Extended Diploma is a two year course. During your first year you will study the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business. This can be a standalone one year qualification, which is equivalent to three AS levels. Upon successful completion of the first year, you will then progress on to the second year to study the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business, which is equivalent to three A levels.
This course provides an innovative and creative curriculum, covering core areas such as: Exploring Business, Developing Marketing Campaigns, Personal Finance, Business Finance, Managing Events and Business Decision Making– all fundamental to the success of business organisations.
You will develop practical skills for the workplace including use of Word, excel and PPT , presentation skills , research skills, managing their time, and leading a team to manage events and activities. All businesses need these skills so wherever you go, we will support you to be ready for your next steps, whether its university, apprenticeships or the workplace.
The Level 3 National Extended Diploma is made up of 13 units, 7 mandatory units plus 6 optional units.
You will study the following mandatory units:
Optional units will cover:
The course is delivered using a balance between practical and theory. We include e-learning, one-to-one support, individual learning plans, external visits, events and speakers.
You will also undertake a period of work experience which will be extremely useful in preparing you for your next steps in either employment or education.
The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Business Extended Diploma are five GCSEs at grades 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English Language and Maths.
Or Distinction in a relevant Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) together with Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent).
This Level 3 Business Extended Diploma is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.
For those aged 19+, this course will cost: £6602
Year 1 (Foundation Diploma) - £2573.00.
Year 2 (Extended Diploma) - £4029.00.
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on fees.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
Extended Diplomas are highly valued by employers and can lead to careers in business specialisms such as finance, human resources, management or marketing, as well as other business related careers. You could also progress within employment to professional qualifications as offered by organisations like the Chartered Institute of Marketing, management accountants and personnel development.
The Extended Diploma is also a recognised route onto the HNC/HND business courses available at Boston College. Students also will be supported to apply for university as the business course is widely accepted for most business courses in universities across the country. Students have been accepted on to Business and marketing , international business, Logistics, Business and Human resource management.
Some of our students have progressed from a Level 1 programme all the way to a Level 3 and then onto university which is a fantastic achievement for those involved.
There may be an opportunity to complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.
Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will have the opportunity to spend an average of 50 days working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.
With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.
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An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.
For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: email@example.com or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227
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