BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Exam Board: Edexcel

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Our aims are:

  • To foster an interest in and enjoyment of Business so that students are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • To cater to a wide range of learning styles through a range of teaching methods.   
  • To ensure that all activities are set in context to the ‘real world’ to help learner develop soft skills alongside theory; in order to fully prepare them for the world of work or higher education.

Current Staff:

  • Miss Salma Moosavi (subject Leader)
  • Ms Sam Snowden (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Ms Tessa Curnin (Teacher of Business)
  • Mr Andrew Garrod (Teacher of Business)

What is the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business? 

  • The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business aims to provide you with a practical appreciation of what “being in business” entails.
  • It will help you to develop the understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in this sector.
  • It requires a broad skills set which are transferable to any HE course or employment.

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Business consists of 18 units of study which are covered in two years, please see table below.

Unit 1- Exploring Business Activity

Unit 13- Investigating Recruitment & Selection

Unit 9: Creative Product Promotion

Unit 2- Investigating Business Resources

Unit 15- Career Development Planning

Unit 10: Market Research in Business

Unit 3- Introduction to Marketing

Unit 16-Human Resource Management

Unit 12: Internet Marketing

Unit 4- Effective People, Communication & Information

Unit 18- Managing a Business Event

31- Fashion Retailing

Unit 5 – Introduction to Accounting

Unit 36- Starting a Small Business

Unit 38- Business & the Economic Environment

Unit 19 – Exploring Team Development

Unit 37- Understanding Business Ethics

Unit 41: Website Design & Strategy

Our most recent set of BTEC results compared to the four year trend:


University or Employment?

Last year all of our students went on to Higher Education at good universities throughout the UK or into structured employment.

Here are some examples:

  • Management Apprenticeship, M&S
  • Events Management, Bournemouth
  • Adult Nursing Apprenticeship, Kings College
  • Finance & Management, London School of Economics
  • Sports Management, Bath University