BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business

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Course Overview

This is a one-year study programme designed to build on the knowledge and experience already gained when studying the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business. You will gain further and extended knowledge on the business environment on this course. The course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a further range of business subjects, giving you employment and progression choices.

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During the course, you will study a total of six units that will provide you with further in-depth skills and knowledge needed to progress onto the HND in Business Management at Leicester College (if you study to at least Merit level), enter the workplace or pursue an apprenticeship. Some of the units you will study are: market research; promotion and branding; visual merchandising; and human resources.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can
demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is

You will need to have successfully completed the BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma to gain entry to this programme.

How you will be assessed

There are a variety of assessment methods such as: live projects, report writing, role play assessment, presentations and discussions.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £1597.00

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

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What Happens Next

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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