Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business - on the coast

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business - on the coast

Subject Area: Business On The Coast

Course Overview

This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston)

This course aims to provide students with a qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress onto Higher Education. You will study a range of units including exploring the business environment, developing a marketing campaign, managing an event and many more. A wide range of internal assessment methods are used such as; written assignments, presentations, interviews and assessments using interactive technologies.There will also be 4 externally assessed modules. You will have a personal tutor who will support you in setting personal and academic targets to work towards your career aims and goals. Students benefit from support in developing personal, social and employability skills including work experience with local employers.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: ABB43F0

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above (grade A* - C) including  English Language & maths or achieved a Level 2 in Business/related vocational area at a Merit grade or above including GCSE English Language & maths at grade 4 (grade C), interview and suitable reference. If you achieve 4 GCSEs at grade 4 and above (grade A* - C)including English Language & maths you can enrol on a one year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

Course Highlights

By studying this study programme you will be exposed to both Public and Private Sector businesses where you will have the opportunity to learn about a range of local, national and international organisations which focuses on a range of business departmental functions including; Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and more. This course will have a number of guest speakers and company visits included where you will hear from some high profile businessmen and women from a variety of sectors/ organisations. You can also put the skills you learn to the test by taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week/ Enrichment activities, where you will learn and trade in a live environment.

Next Steps

You could progress onto an Apprenticeship. Some students have completed the

Extended Diploma to gain access to Higher Education and relevant degree programmes. Students who complete this course can seek part/full time employment opportunities within a business environment including Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Sales & Advertising, Retail or departmental functions.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ fees will be £6602.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at

Additional Costs

£50 for trips each year. Students are also encouraged to purchase textbooks to support their studies. Approximate cost is between £20 - £25.

Jack Richardson - Level 3 Business

“Having studied at GCSE level, I found the transition to Level 3 course both natural and comfortable, due to the support of my tutors.

“I found that the College environment suited me much better than sixth form – it is much more mature and less of a continuation of high school.

“I also found that taking a course which is entirely business-focused allowed me to explore the subject in more detail than at A-level, which will help me to later decide what area of business I want to move forward into.”