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Business (Level 3 National Foundation/Extended Diploma)

Pearson BTEC

Course Overview

BTEC National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at level 3. If you have a keen interest in exploring real business practices, then this course is perfect for you. You will learn by completing projects, assignments based on realistic workplace situations and externally set and marked exams. The Foundation Diploma is a one year programme designed for learners wishing to top up existing qualifications for entry to Higher Education.The qualification carries, UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant business Foundation degrees and HNDs.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 Apprenticeships in the business sector.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Business
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing and Event
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Team Building in Business
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Work Experience in Business
  • Pitching for a New Business
  • International Business
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English or equivalent;If you do not hold a level 2 qualification in Numeracy, you will be expected to complete Essential Skills Numeracy during this course.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) including English or equivalent or Leaving Cert Applied - Merit If you do not hold a UK level 2 qualification in Numeracy or equivalent, you will be expected to complete Essential Skills Numeracy during this course.

Work Placement

The Extended Diploma includes a Work Placement Module in the second year of the Programme.

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma will enable you to apply for higher education courses with us such as the Foundation degree in Business and Enterprise or Degree courses in Business or related subjects at university.

Career Prospects

Successfully completing this course will enable you to apply for entry level employment in Finance, Human Resource Management, Management or Marketing


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    I work for a Housing Association and this course has allowed me to develop new skills and progress my knowledge in the world of Property Services.
    Deirdre Sharkey (Construction)
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    I was so much happier completing a course in something I really enjoyed, rather than studying three A-Levels in subjects that weren't going to benefit me in the future.
    Kyle Scott

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