Qualification Number (QN):500/6746/1

Credit value: 180

Guided Learning Hours: 1080

Total Qualification Time (TQT):1800

Qualification Type: BTEC National

What is the purpose of this qualification?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (1080 GLH) in Business is part of a larger suite of Business qualifications, in a range of sizes, which share the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in business at the appropriate level. This qualification is equivalent in size to three A levels, which has been designed as a full two-year programme of study, enabling learners to develop a substantial common core of knowledge, including the business environment and marketing.  This can also be completed within a year in small group settings.

What does this qualification cover?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is a 180 credit and 1080 guided learning hours qualification, it consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits.

The 4 mandatory units are :

Unit 01: The Business Environment (credit10)

Unit 02: Business Resources (credit10)

Unit 03: Introduction to Marketing (credit10)

Unit 04: Business Communication (credit10)

The optional units will be chosen between yourself and your assessor.

How is this qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed through internal assessment by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods (written assignments, practical tasks, portfolio of evidence, centre devised assessments etc).

Who could take this qualification?

This qualification is for all learners aged 16-18 and 19+ who are capable of reaching the required standards . The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is mainly designed for those learners who know in which sector they would like to specialise.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners that successfully complete their programme of study could progress onto a Business related degree or Higher National Diploma. Previous Level three students have gone directly into employment in areas of growth in finance, administration and management.

Can this support university progression?

Certainly – It is equivalent to 3 A levels

Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are:

  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager