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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This advanced qualification broadens and expands your business focus, enhancing your career prospects and paving the way to higher education opportunities. Work experience, guest speakers and fact-finding visits will form part of your studies.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least five GCSEs, of which both English and Maths must be at a minimum of grade C. Alternatively, a BTEC First Diploma at Merit or Distinction will be accepted but this must be accompanied by grade C or above in both English and Maths. You will be required to undertake a full screening at the College to help us identify which level of study is most appropriate. 

Course Content

You will have already studied six units for your National Foundation Diploma in Business, which will have given you a broad understanding of different areas of business. You will now study a further seven units to enable you to achieve the full BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business qualification that is equivalent to three A-levels.
 
A range of units is covered that may include:
  •  Exploring Business
  •  Developing a Marketing Campaign
  •  Personal and Business Finance
  •  Managing an Event
  •  International Business
  •  Principles of Management
  •  Business Decision Making
  • The English Legal System
  • Training and Development
  • Market Research
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Investigating Customer Services
  • Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility 

 

How will I be assessed?

This Business BTEC is assessed through assignments, tasks and written exams. The assessment methods for assignments include presentations, posters, video blogs/presentations, observations and various research projects.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are strongly advised to purchase a copy of the text book and exam revision books. 

You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery, including exciting trips to businesses.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

On completing the BTEC National Extended Diploma you could then advance to a Higher Education Business programme by studying the Foundation Degree in Business and Management at the Derby College Group.

You could also consider going to university to gain a degree in Human Resource Management, Marketing, Law, Accountancy/Finance or Business Studies/Business Management, to name but a few subjects. Another option could be a Business, Customer Service or Team Leading apprenticeship. Derby College Group can help you find the right opportunity.

Careers

This qualification is useful for a variety of careers including Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Advertising, Human Resources, Law, Business Management and Teaching. 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Daniel Ranby

Daniel Ranby

Business student turned entrepreneur

Daniel Ranby is pursuing his dreams in the business world, and doing a good job of catching them up. The former Derby College student told our Alumni Team about his time at College, his latest business venture and his tips to succeed in business.Daniel graduated from Derby College with a Business Studies qualification under his belt and plenty of ambition."The Business Studies course made me more open minded. It was my initial insight into what is really involved in running my own business and what it takes to succeed." Daniel had big plans for his future, but it wasn't until he started studying that he was able to begin shaping them into something that could make money.Today, our entrepreneurial former student runs his own extremely successful business, which he built from scratch. Commercial Consultants is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the engineering, operations and business management sectors of the transport industries. "I started my business with only two computers. My ex-business partner put in £800. I've been running the business for eleven years now and I bought out my partner four years ago. I have full control over all aspects of the business, from the profit and loss to the planning and strategy."Daniel describes his journey as "Starting up from a blank piece of paper and having to make everything happen from scratch," something which he is understandably proud of, but more so because his business is now "achieving over 3.5 million in revenue." We asked Daniel what it takes to succeed in the business world: "A lot of drive is required and the ability to bounce back is a must." He is currently looking forward to starting another business.

"I always wanted to run my own business, and Derby College gave me the insight I needed."

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