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Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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Course Summary

This is an Entry 3 vocational programme designed to help you to develop the skills and attitudes to succeed. 

This study programme will enable you to work towards a BTEC Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies, Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English as well as undertaking work placement and enrichment activities.    Successful completion of this then gives you the opportunity to progress to Level 1 or beyond.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at those who have grades F-G (2-1) at GCSE - or no GCSEs - and would not at this stage be able to achieve at Level 1. Their initial assessment is likely to be at E1/E2 in English and Maths. 

You should:

  • Have a passion for Business/IT
  • Have a good attendance track record at school or your previous training provider
  • Need enhanced support to transition into College

All applicants will have an individual advice and guidance interview to assess their needs and suitability for the course.

Course Content

  • BTEC Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills English
  • Enrichment
  • Work Placement

How will I be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be supported to work towards numeracy, literacy and personal targets which will be reviewed every half term.  You will also sit a Functional English and Maths controlled assessment.   Any inclusion and support needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the year and we will work hard to give you the support you need.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may be asked to make a voluntary contribution to trips throughout the year and may also be asked to purchase some personal safety equipment that is relevant to the vocational area.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

  • Extended Certificate in Business
  • Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
  • Continuation of maths and English studies

Careers

  • Administrator
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Team Leader
  • IT help desk operator
  • IT Technician
  • Software engineer
  • Website designer

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Kyle Traynor

Kyle Traynor

BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma helps Kyle is prepared for business degree

Derby College business student Kyle Traynor has conditional offers from four universities to study for a degree in business management and finance.
 
And the 18-year-old from Heanor, is confident he’ll be well prepared for to take up a university place this September, thanks to his BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
 
Kyle, who would most like to work in finance – possibly as a financial adviser or company finance director – is finding every element of his course to be interesting and of value.
 
He said: “I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.
 
I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.”  
 
Kyle, who took his exams in January, is now concentrating on finishing his assignments.
 
He added: “Derby College suits me. It’s near, The Roundhouse has everything I need and our lecturers are good. We’re having to learn remotely because of lockdown but we’ve had support from staff. I’ve had distinctions in some units, including my first unit this year, which was market research. Knowing this course is leading to the degree I want to study at university is helping me to stay motivated.”
 
Kyle is unsure yet where he will study for his business degree but Sheffield Hallam University is his first choice.

I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.


I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.

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