NSCG | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
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Course overview

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is equivalent to three A Levels and provides you with the comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills to enter a wide variety of careers within the business and commercial sectors as well as the opportunity to progress to higher education. The course is about the practical development of business knowledge and skills, where you will study four core units and 14 specialist units.

The four core units in the extended diploma give you an introduction to and an understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication and others which are all fundamental to the success of business organisations. Units of study include the business environment, business resources, introduction to marketing and business communications. Specialist units cover a range of business skills including accounting, recruitment and visual merchandising through to managing a business event.

Maths and English
Subject to GCSE results you will study maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.

What else do I need to know?

To help you there is a course team of friendly, approachable tutors committed to your success who will encourage you to use the College’s extensive resources including computer facilities, library, private study area, and careers and counselling service.

What are the entry requirements?

Usually four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels.

How is it assessed?

You are continuously assessed throughout the course. For each unit national standards are laid down, which you have to meet. Your tutors ensure that you are given opportunities to do this through projects, running events, assignments, case studies and problem-solving situations.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business gives you the business skills and knowledge to pursue a career in one of many areas such as accountancy, financial services, sales and marketing, personnel, retailing, public administration, manufacturing and production. It also qualifies you to progress to higher education at Higher National Diploma/Certificate or Degree Level. (You will also achieve UCAS points on a scale from 120 – 420).

Business & Professional Studies

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