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Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    There are three pathways to choose from on this programme:

    Business Management

    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of business. You will study pathways including Business Administration, Business Enterprise and Working Effectively in Business.
    As part of the programme you will investigate business practices and create business ideas, as well as develop essential business and administrative skills.

    Event Management

    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of Event Management. You will study through the Level 3 BTEC Business programme, following an Events Management pathway.
    As part of the programme you will investigate event management practices and create and manage your own events, demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities.


    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of business. You will study through the Level 3 BTEC Business programme, following a law pathway. As part of the programme you will cover business resources and learn to understand law making.

    Work experience is also an integral part of all our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course has been designed to cover all aspects of the business spectrum, ensuring you have a good understanding of all things business as well as allowing you to identify areas of specialism.

    The course is delivered over two years. In Year 1 you will study for your 90 Credit Diploma (equivalent to 1 1/2 A-Levels) and study units including:
    • The Business Environment
    • Business Resources
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Business Communication
    • Recruitment & Selection in Business
    • Business Accounting

    On successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma, you will progress on to the full Extended Diploma programme (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) and study units including:
    • ICT in Business
    • Managing a Business Event
    • Developing Teams in Business
    • Starting a Small Business
    • Business & Ethics
    • Law

    We encourage our students to continue their English & Maths study to Level 3
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 8-4 (A-C), including English and Maths, or a Merit-grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2. We will also invite you to attend an informal interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    For each unit you will complete a number of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Practical activities
    • Role Plays
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
    These include
    • FREE travel

    • FREE breakfast

    • dedicated Learning Development Mentors

    • impartial advice and guidance

    • dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs

    • support with the cost of College

    plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to a higher education course at college or university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4).

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Management Consultant where you can earn between £25,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • An Office Manager, where you can earn between £20,000 and £30,000 a year.
    • A HR Officer, earning between £18,000 and £25,000, with Managers earning up to £48,000.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you're a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to
    complement your study programme experience.

    The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievement as well as good attendance and punctuality.

    The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting our application form or by clicking on the Apply Now button.
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm

    Click here to learn more or to register your attendance for one of our Open Events.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    12.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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