- Course Code: BL305-Y1
- Duration: 2 year
- Validated by: EDEXCEL
- Study Mode: Full time
This Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with Accounting is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in Finance or Accounting. It is a work related qualification built to develop the skills required by employers and a nationally recognised qualification for progression to university.
Students that are successful in enrolling to the CAREER ACADEMY will have, alongside their BTEC Extended Diploma, visiting speakers, mentoring by employee volunteers, six weeks paid internship and employer-led seminars. There is also the opportunity to visit a European Organisation to study their business systems.
- What will I study?
The course is made up of 4 core units and a range of specialist units. These specialist units allow you to explore particular topics in more depth such as:
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
You may also opt to study a Certificate/ Diploma in Financial Studies.
- Entry Requirements
Students should have at least one of the following:-
- A Level 2 Merit/Distinction Grade portfolio (A Pass/Merit Grade portfolio will be considered)
- At least five GCSEs at Grades A* – C including grade C in English AND Maths
Equivalent qualifications will be considered
- How will I be assessed?
BTECs are not exam-based qualifications. Each BTEC is made up of units. The projects that students undertake form the basis of their results which are graded as a Pass, Merit, Distinction, or a Distinction*.
- What can I do next?
Once you have completed your Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. A triple distinction in your Extended Diploma gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as 3 As at A-Level. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. Students who have enjoyed the Accounting elements of the Extended Diploma and wish to move into these areas can progress on to a range of subjects.
You could choose to specialise in Accountancy by studying:
- Business Accounting BA (Hons)
You can also progress into a range of other Business releated areas. You could choose to specialise in Human Resource Management by studying:
- Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons)
Or you could choose to take a more general Business qualification which lets you experience a range of areas including: Accounting, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Management and more. Course available include:
- Business Foundation Degree FdA
- Business Studies BA (Hons)
- Your Study Programme