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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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S. Singh Dhadwal

S. Singh Dhadwal

Business student plans to study Stateside

Derby College student Sukhveer Singh Dhadwal is planning to study for a business degree abroad after successfully completing his Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Business. Sukhveer, who is 19 and from Littleover, would very much like to take his degree at a university in the USA or Canada – and believes that going to Derby College, has given him the impetus to pursue his career goals.Sukhveer's main ambition is to be his own boss, which is why, after gaining A levels in psychology, chemistry, biology and geology at sixth form college, he went on to study business. Sukhveer, who got the idea of studying overseas after visiting Miami University last year, is considering applying to universities in California and possibly the University of Alberta in Canada. He is unsure exactly which subject he would like to take, but is keen to gain a degree relevant to business such as accountancy or economics. Ultimately he would like to start his own business in the States or Canada in a tech-related field such as gadgets.

He said: "Going to Derby College has helped inspire me. Unlike sixth form college you're encouraged to take more responsibility for yourself.
"Studying in the USA or Canada will be a great adventure and going to Derby College has taught me to be so much more independent." I've talked through my university plans with my tutors and they've helped me find links to overseas courses etc."

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