Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

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This course will enable you to develop knowledge and practical business skills. It will also provide a route into higher education as it equivalent to three A Levels. You will gain skills and knowledge to help you in a business environment, or to establish your own business.

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Business Environment (Core)
  • Business Resources (Core)
  • Managing an Event
  • Business Communications (Core)
  • Introduction to Marketing (Core)
  • Business Project
  • Management
  • Team-Building
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Health and Safety

Year 2

  • Business Accounts
  • Internet Marketing
  • Development Planning
  • Business Project
  • Management
  • Understanding Retailing
  • Management Accounts
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business and the Economic Environment
  • Employment Law
  • Creative Product Promotion

There will be talks by visiting speakers who are current practitioners in the field of business including personnel managers, marketing managers and accountants. Work placements may be organised to provide learners with an opportunity to observe and gain experience in different organisations. There will also be organised visits to universities.

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to employment within a business environment. Alternatively, you may progress to an HND or HNC in Business or to study a degree at university.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


Level 2 Qualification in Business or a relevant subject, as well as GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English at grades 4 (C) or above. You will need to have a successful interview and may also be asked to present a your school report.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee: Two year extended diploma £6602 loan fee

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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