West Thames College London

Business - Level 3

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to the second year Extended Diploma in Business, higher education and ultimately employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent to one and a half A Levels, and it has been designed as a one year, full-time study programme. Learners progressing onto the second year Extended Diploma will attain a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.

Key course features

Qualification:

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business

Level: Level 3

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

The course is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education and aiming to progress to the second year Extended Diploma in Business, higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector.

About the course

The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and employable skills that allow learners to gain business sector experience that will prepare them for further study or training.

You will study:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 4: Managing an Event
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Unit 10: Recording Financial Transactions
Learners must complete and achieve a pass grade or above for all these units to be eligible for progression to the Extended Diploma in Business (Year 2).
Additional opportunities

You will have a 2 week work experience placement, go on study trips and visits to business and commercial centres, and take part in enterprise challenges.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 2 Exploring Business and Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance are externally assessed through examination and set tasks. The remaining four units are internally assessed through course work.

Where next?

Students could progress to the second year Extended Diploma in Business, higher education in business, marketing, accounting, finance or ultimately to employment in the business sector.

Entry requirements
4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 (including Maths and English Language), or BTEC Level 2 at merit or above with Functional Skills in English and Maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
Fees
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

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  1. Abdishakur Osman

    BTEC Level 3 Business

    Abdishakur Osman

    “The lessons are enjoyable and interesting. The course is also really practical and there are lots of opportunities to gain experience. During the course I helped to organise an event for Cancer Research UK. I also had the opportunity to do some work experience at Boots and NatWest bank.”

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    Kevin Koroma

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  3. Mavneet Girn

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    Mavneet Girn

    “We won the Enterprise Challenge in March which was a Dragon’s Den style competition. Because we had to present our idea in front of the ‘dragons’, I feel more confident now. I’ve also learnt more about the financial side of selling a product.”

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