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Business BTEC National Extended Diploma level 3 – C2915

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Course Overview

This extended diploma programme (equivalent to three A levels) incorporates a range of essential skills needed to progress into a career in the world of business or further education.

The diverse nature of this course gives you an insight into all sides of the industry, allowing you to focus on the aspects that interest you the most and help you on the path to employment.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will learn about the intricacies of International Business across a range of topics, including:

1. Business decision making
2. Team building
3. Training and development
4. Market research
5. Pitching a new business.

The aim is to develop your general understanding of key business areas, leaving the opportunity for further study in higher education as well as building towards senior roles in established businesses or starting your own enterprise.

Entry Requirements

You must have achieved a minimum of 3 merits and completed a minimum of 510 hours on the Foundation Diploma course. You also need a strong reference, a minimum of 95% attendance and complete the interview process.

How you will be assessed

Assessments take place through a combination of portfolios, presentations and exams. You will also be expected to take part in a work experience placement, as these are crucial to your employability skills and development.

In addition, as part of the study programme, you will take part in workshop sessions, tutorials and employability skills.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £3291.00

Additional Costs

Course fees: Material fees of £40.00 and £25.00 for trips are paid at the time of enrolment.
Please see Student Services if you think you may be eligible for financial support.

If you are 24 or over and don’t already have a full level 3 qualification (2 A levels or equivalent) there will be no course fees for this course. Simply apply by clicking apply now at the top of the page

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

Upon completion of this extended diploma you can either progress onto a Higher National Diploma in business, hospitality or travel courses at Leicester College or a degree programme at an alternative provider.

In addition, this course will give you an excellent insight into business-related topics that can be transferred to the world of work, either in full or part-time employment or on an apprenticeship programme.

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. Alternatively, you can complete the Leicester College application form available on our website. 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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