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School of Business: Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business

If you’re thinking of a fast-paced career in the highly competitive world of business, then you might like to sign up for either our Level 2 or Level 3 Business Diplomas. Level 2 will introduce you to the world of business, looking at topics such as marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and business skills and having a chances to apply them in real-life scenarios.
Level 3 will look at the advanced worlds of marketing, events, finance, the economy, international business and management, applied to real-life scenarios.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades 4 in English and maths and preferably 2 other GCSEs at grade 4 and above, suitable Business qualification or evidence of Business experience.

What do I need to bring?

USB drive (16GB min), file, notepad and pen.

Assessment/Exam information

Units will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods including written reports; role plays within business contexts, presentations using modern technologies (e.g. Online portfolio's; digital video; PowerPoint; prezzie and visual displays).

Other information

A typical Level 3 study programme will include the subject area chosen. GCSE or Functional skills English and/or Maths (if applicable). Work Experience, Online learning, Enrichment and Tutorials. You will have the opportunity to meet other students in clubs and societies. You will also meet experts in the subject area throughout the academic year and take part in the off-site activities.

What can I do next?

Progress onto our ABE Business qualifications, at levels 4, 5 and 6 or a university degree.

Qualification description


Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 04 Sep 2019 25 Jun 2021 Tuition fee: £6,371.00
Award body exam fee: £231.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
Course Fees apply to each year of the course, with the exception of Level 3 courses.
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: FT COURSE

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.
There is a compulsory equipment and trip fee of £100.00 that will provide payment for all of the trips and excursions for the whole academic year. Applications for financial assistance are available with appropriate payment plans provided for those who need to make full or partial payment - Details available from student services.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY. Tel. 01793 491591 or email