Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course is suitable for young people who have completed their Level 3 Diploma in Business. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is a course which gives you an insight into the working world as well as gaining a qualification equivalent to A Levels.

What Will I Learn?

The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. You will gain a broad understanding of business and have an opportunity to apply your learning in a practical way. You will gain confidence through developing independent learning skills and will be able to apply these skills to periods of work experience.

The BTEC units of study include amongst others International Business, Creative Product Promotion, Business Ethics and Accounts. You will extend your existing knowledge from the Level 3 Diploma in Business previously studied. In addition you will undertake a work related qualification.

You will study the Welsh Baccalaureate where you will explore a wide range of areas including Wales, Europe and the World; Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education. As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate you will develop your Essential Skills.

Entry Requirements

Previous achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Business with Merit grade is essential.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


The assessments for the BTEC qualification are based on the units of study. All units will have internal assessments in the form of assignments and practical work. The Welsh Baccalaureate is assessed via the production of a portfolio of learning and the completion of a substantial project.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you could move onto Higher Education courses and/or employment in Accounting, Marketing, Trainee Management or Law.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Financial manager or director

    Average salary: £42,744

  • Public relations professional

    Average salary: £30,537

  • Business, research or administrative professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £38,162

  • Business or related research professional

    Average salary: £35,685

  • Actuary, economist or statistician

    Average salary: £40,970

  • Business or financial project management professional

    Average salary: £33,482


Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. Professional qualifications are available and are required for certain posts.


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