Business (Extended Diploma)


Course Summary:

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Businesses are all around us; we all know and can recognise them instantly. Brands like Coca Cola, Cadbury and McDonalds are sold on every high street, in every city, every day across the country. But how do businesses like these work? BTEC Business Level 3 Diploma teaches you how business operates. One day you will be learning about accounting: where accuracy and number skills are paramount to analyse cash flow, costs and profit. The next day you could be measuring how creativity ensures a product will sell. Our course is incredibly varied and covers the essential skills, such as communication and leadership, which you will need to one day manage or lead a business yourself.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Banking and Finance
  • The University of Huddersfield – Accountancy and Finance
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Business Management
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Business Management
  • The University of Salford – Accounting and Finance

Career destinations:

Entry Requirements:

An interest in and enthusiasm for the subject as well as College entry requirements.

Assessment Method:

Year 1
100% coursework

Year 2
100% coursework

Business Conference:

Students will also have the chance to take part in an annual Business Conference, held here at the Sixth Form College.

This highly successful conference has been running for 15 years and representatives from some of the most important global and national companies have taken the opportunity to talk to our students, inspiring them to become the entrepreneurs of the future.

What Students Say:

Dervis-Mujagic

One of the reasons I like this subject is because it is pretty much all computer based; I like dealing with computers more than writing. I am also interested in how businesses work and studying this subject will help me get the skills I need to progress in the future. All the resources and facilities you need are provided to help you with your studies. I would definitely recommend it to other students –┬áDervis Mujagic.

Dervis is studying for a BTEC in Business Studies and is planning to go to Manchester Metropolitan University to study a Business course when he leaves College.