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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

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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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Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Navigating a customer service career

As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.
 
Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.
 
Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.

I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.

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