Course overviewThe BTEC Extended Diploma in Business provides you with the comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills needed to enter a wide variety of careers within the business and commercial sectors as well as the opportunity to progress to higher education.
Equivalent to three A Levels, the course is about the practical development of business knowledge and skills, where you will study 7 Mandatory Units and 5 Specialist Units.
The 7 mandatory units in the Extended Diploma give learners an introduction to and an understanding of business and include: Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Personal and Business Finance, Managing an Event, Principles of Management, Business Decision Making and International Business.
Specialist units cover a range of business topics such as team building, creative product promotion, pitching for a new business, recruitment and work experience.
As part of your study programme you also get the opportunity to complete a maths and/or English GCSE if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above.
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 & counselling service.
What are the entry requirements?
GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d
like to study, including maths and/or English
Language at grade 4 or above. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Extended Certificate with overall Merit in a relevant subject plus Maths &/or English at grade 4 or above.
How is it assessed?
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.
You are required to sit one external exam and complete three supervised assignments that are externally assessed by the exam board. As such it is vital that no holidays are taken throughout term time in May/June.
You will attend college full-time for two years. Learning is through many different methods, including discussion, research and presentation, together with practical skill development where possible. You learn, and are assessed through many different methods. Your
timetable will include independent study time to enable you to consolidate the work carried out in lectures.
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 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?
knowledge to pursue a career in one of many areas such as Accountancy, Financial Services, Sales and Marketing, Personnel, Retailing, Public Administration, Law and Event Management. It also qualifies you to progress to higher education at Higher National Diploma/Certificate or Degree Level. (You will also achieve UCAS points).
How do I find out more?
Accounting, Business, Computing & Travel
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