Business Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4, including English and Maths.

Why Should You Take This Course?

This vocational qualification is career focused and is grounded in the world of work. It offers a comprehensive introduction to careers in business and provides the opportunity to experience real, authentic business practices. You will gain skills and knowledge in business, then put those skills into practice in real-life scenarios. You will also develop a variety of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life.

Course content You will study a total of thirteen units, some of the core units are as follows:

  • Unit 1 - Exploring Business
  • Unit 2 - Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 4 - Managing an Event
  • Unit 5 - International Business

The course has a one-week work experience element that is matched with the student’s career aspirations. This provides an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice in the workplace.
We regularly invite guest speakers from local and national organisations such as the NHS, Chestnut Tree House, University of Law, and McDonalds. Students also take part in an enterprise week where they create a product, arrange marketing, produce budgets, and sell to their target market.

How will I be assessed?
On completion of the course, you will gain a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Some of the units will be coursework based, one of the units will be examination based and three units will be coursework based in a timed scenario.

Are there any special expenses?
There may be trips that will enrich the curriculum that may incur addition costs.

What could I do next?
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses.
This course develops practical business skills, so is suitable for students wishing to move on to higher education, apprenticeships or wish to develop the skills to set up their own business.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

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