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Business (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Busness Comp

Course outline

If you’re looking for a career in the world of business and want to learn more about the vast options available including marketing, accounting and HR, this course is for you. It will equip you with work-related, practical skills to help you progress and improve your knowledge.

This is a practical, work-related course. By completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands, you will learn about the business world. There are 18 units and you will study half of the units each year.

The course covers:

  • The business environment
  • Business resources
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Relationship marketing
  • Developing teams in business
  • Recruitment and selection

English and maths – skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

Next steps

Contact New College Nottingham on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or apply online here.

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Location Date(s) Course code


City (Adams)
Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


05 September 2017 - 30 June 2019

Course code:


Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C, including English Language and maths at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C; or
  • A relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and maths at GCSE Grade 9 to 4/A* to C

Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an equivalent to GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C).

Teaching & assessment

There are externally assessed exams and assignments including making presentations, reports, poster presentations and role play.


You may progress onto higher education programmes including:

  • HND in Business
  • Foundation degrees in related subjects
  • Employment in industry

Want to know more about the careers this course could open up to you? Check out Career Coach here!

Additional information

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here for more information.

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