Business and Law BTEC Foundation Diploma level 3 – C2342

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Course Overview

Do you aspire to work within either the Business or Law industries? If so, our exciting new study programme in business and law will allow you to broaden your knowledge and skills across two related subjects. Not only will you be studying the core elements necessary to succeed in business but you will also incorporate two law units giving you a flavour of what it could be like working in the law industry.

The purpose of this course is to allow students to have the opportunity of different progression routes allowing flexibility when applying for jobs or going on to higher education. This is a one-year study programme (six units equivalent to one and a half A levels) with an option upon successful completion of the course to progress onto the National Extended Diploma or our T level programme.

You will participate in activities that help you develop your personal skills, such as building your character and confidence. This will help you to live well and move into your chosen career.

If you are 16-19 years old these activities will be timetabled as will work experience and placement. You can also choose to take part in other activities.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

With the best of both subject areas, you will study units in: The English legal system, Employment law for the law element of the course and the intricacies of Exploring Business, Personal and Business Finance, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Managing an Event for the business element. Recent cohorts have taken part in live projects with local employers thus linking their academic study to the workplace. These units will give you the skills and knowledge to either enter the workplace or progress onto our extended diploma in Business.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this course requires five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths, 90% attendance in your last place of study or work and a reference.

How you will be assessed

During this course, you will complete a variety of assessment methods which include report writing, exams, PowerPoint presentations, discussions, live projects, and role-play workshops.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £2573.00

Additional Costs

The course may involve induction activities and a number of course-related external visits for which fees will be incurred. You will need to pay £80 for trips and other enrichment activities during enrolment.

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.

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Course and Career progression

This course will give you a broad base of knowledge in both law and business-related topics and equates to one and a half A-levels. If you complete this course successfully you will have the opportunity to progress to the Business/Law National Extended Diploma. If you already have AS levels or another level 3 qualification and are working at distinction level there may be an opportunity to apply to the Higher National Diploma in Business Management at Leicester College or another university of your choice. Alternatively, you may decide to pursue an apprenticeship within the business/law sector.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, 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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