Business Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL30890C
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study mode: Full Time


Business (General) is equivalent to three A levels.  During the course you will study 13 course units,  7 of which are mandatory and 4 are externally assessed. With 5 optional units with choices from Accounting units, Law units or general business.

Business (General )Level 3 Extended Diploma is a 2 year course designed as a specialist programme for students who wish to have a wide range of options to keep career options flexible whether pursuing a career in business, business law or within an accounting environment.

You will get a great insight into all aspects of business whether you have an ambition to set up your own company or be part of a multi-national.  This course will get you started on learning the core business elements of Enterprise, Law, Marketing, HR and Finance.

You will have the opportunity to take part in work placements, with previous students taking placements at Barclays, Santander and Marks and Spencer which really give a boost to job or univeristy applications.


What will I study?

Business units including marketing, finance, event management and international business and optional units that focus on accounts, the legal system, retail and customer service.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and math’s or completion of a Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification has four externally assessed units and 9 assignment based units.

The projects that you iwll undertake form the basis of your results which are graded as a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Your Study Programme

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