BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
This is a two year course in Business and is the equivalent of three A levels, and will prepare you for employment or for entry into university.
You will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business and complete projects investigating topics such as marketing, financial analysis, website design and retail strategies. By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of business and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your business career.
During the course you will develop your group work, IT and presentation skills. The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing, human resource management and website design. You will have a personal tutor who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your personal tutor for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis.
This course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises. We expect you to hand in your written assessments digitally.
Four A*-C grades at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics. A satisfactory reference from your last school or college is required.
International Entry Requirements
High School Leaving Certificate plus IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is required.
Duration and Delivery
This qualification is delivered as two one year courses. After year 1 you will achieve a 90 Credit Diploma in Business.
Progression onto Year 2 is dependent upon successfully achieving the 90 Credit Diploma in Business and having average attendance of 90% or higher.
This course is all about preparing you for employment and/or entry to university. On average, to enter university you will need a Merit grade profile on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. Future careers include accounting, banking, insurance, human resources, marketing and sales. In addition, we will prepare you for starting your own business or perhaps an e-business.
We will give you enrichment opportunities including visits and practical hands on, work-related experiences. Activities will include visits and case studies relating to real life businesses. Students have previously visited Thorpe Park, London Zoo and Madam Tussauds. Future trips planned include Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium and the Coca Cola plant in Edmonton. Guest speakers are invited in to talk to students about accounting and human resources.
Applications for this course are made online through the Kingston College website.