Business – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business


Mode of Study: Full-time

Level: 3

Duration: 2 years  1st Year foundation  diploma, 2nd year Extended Diploma

Awarding/validation body:  Edexcel

Course Content

The aims of the BTEC Foundation Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Business are:

  • To provide the knowledge, understanding and skills that allow students to gain business sector experience that will prepare them for further study or training.

The learning programme covers the following mandatory content areas

  • Business Environments
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International business
  • Management

Educational Experiences

In the first year of the course students will plan and run an event of their choice which will involve teamwork and creativity. In the second year students will take part in 30 hours of work experience in a business environment.


The BTEC Level 3 Business Extended Diploma is a course that meets the entry requirements for students who want to progress to higher education courses in business. It can also support students who want to progress directly into employment in either job roles in business or business management or Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above with English and Mathematics at 3 or better (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

A Merit or higher at BTEC Level 2  will be accepted instead of GCSEs.

Students will enjoy this course if they:

  • Prefer coursework
  • Like doing presentations and pitches
  • Would like to develop an understanding of how businesses work
  • Are able to complete independent research

Students should have a general interest in how businesses work. They should also be comfortable with ICT and enjoy group work, problem solving, presentations, working with numbers and meeting deadlines.

This course is assessed by coursework. Students will complete a total of thirteen units of which, seven are mandatory. The points achieved on each unit will be added together to form an overall grade.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

What goes well with this course?

Business Studies goes well with the majority of subjects, particularly:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • IT/Computing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Media Studies
  • Politics
  • Law


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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