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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business - Year 1

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Course Description

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset with an interest in business management? Whether you’re looking to get your very own enterprise off the starting blocks or strive to work for successful global brand, there’s no better place to start than a course in Business to get ahead.

Opportunities are there for the taking in this sector with thousands of job opportunities including in HR, accounting, sales, marketing, communications, and even owning and running your own business.

If you’ve got drive, dedication and ambition - this course will get you on the right track to succeed in whichever path you choose to take.

All staff have a great deal of experience within each subject area and deliver excellent teaching standards which allow you to unlock your potential and gain valuable practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll complete projects and assignments based on real life workplace situations and activities as well as having the opportunity to work with businesses in the local community.

Once you’ve completed this Level 3 course you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress directly into employment study the HND Business or take an apprenticeship pathway.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


EDEXCEL Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business - Year 1

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above preferably to include English and Mathematics.

If you have not attained GCSE grades 4-9 in English and Maths, you will automatically be enrolled in classes to work towards these qualifications at an appropriate level to suit your ability.


This course is taught by a mixture of individual and group work sessions to demonstrate understanding of key business principles.

Topics on this course include:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making
  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Digital marketing
  • The English legal system
  • Branding

Work Experience

As part of the course you will complete real-life industry briefs and work with local businesses.


On completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the HND Business course, progress directly into employment or take an apprenticeships pathway.

Future careers in this area are: Business entrepreneur, business manager, marketing manager, HR manager, digital marketing, finance, fashion marketing, business law, and international business.

Apprenticeship pathways are also available in this area.

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