Business (Logistics) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma level 3

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Course Overview

The logistics industry is facing challenges as it seeks to recruit 1.2 million employees by 2020. This one-year subsidiary diploma is aimed at students who think they might be interested in logistics as a career. It is designed for students who are more likely to want to progress into employment or an apprenticeship rather than to university. Don’t worry if you change your mind because a subsidiary diploma is equivalent one A level and carries UCAS points. Progression onto further study such as a diploma course is also an option. The College has engaged with large and small logistics employers in the region and there will be opportunities on the course to develop employability skills working directly with industry specialists. You will study a range of business and logistics 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 six units (60 credits) that will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workplace or progress onto a diploma programme. Some of the units you will study are business environment; finance; introduction to marketing; business communications; quality management systems in logistics; transport planning; operations management of road transport; transport systems in the environment; and recruitment and selection. Successful completion leads to a qualification in its own right (Business/Logistics BTEC Subsidiary Diploma).

Entry Requirements

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

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

How you will be assessed

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

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £2573.00

Additional Costs

The course will involve induction activities and a number of course-related external visits for which a fee is incurred.

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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