rExam Board: Edexcel
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business is a two year course, and equivalent to three A Level qualifications.
STRUCTURE OF COURSE
The Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprentice.
13 units assessed; 7 are mandatory units (4 of these are externally assessed) and 6 are optional units.
Mandatory content 66%, Optional content 33%.
External Assessment (4 units) - These could be examinations or set tasks.
Internal Assessment (9 units) - This could include conducting own research, using case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations, carrying out projects, or demonstrating practical and technical skills using presentations or role plays.
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing an Event
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
Optional Units (could include 6 of the following)
Recruitment and Selection Process
Team Building in Business
Recording Financial Transactions
Final Accounts for Public Limited Companies
Financial Statements for Specific Businesses
Cost and Management Accounting
Investigating Customer Service
Investigating Retail Business
Pitching for a New Business
Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility
Training and Development
The English Legal System
Aspects of Civil Liability Affecting Business
Aspects of Criminal Law Impacting on Business and Individuals
Work Experience in Business
Legal Principles and Professional Ethics in Financial Services
Effective Management of Personal Debt
Buying for Business
Supply Chain Operations
Investment Opportunities and Financial Planning
Insurance Principles and Policies
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business is the largest qualification in the suite of BTEC Nationals in Business and is equivalent in size to 3 A levels. It is best suited to students who want to progress to higher education programmes prior to employment, probably in the business sector. Such as: Investment Banker, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Paralegal, International Development Consultant, Stockbroker, Actuary, Trader, Hedge Fund Manager.