Business - Level 3

Course Code: TM1FE013

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Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The world of business is ever-changing - and exciting.

On this course you'll spend the first year learning the basics of business.

In the second year you'll specialise in a series of skills giving you the experience needed to take the next steps into further study or entrepreneurship.

This Level 3 Diploma is a practical, full-time (16 to 18 hours per week at College) course equivalent to 2 A Levels.

Entry Requirements


  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above excluding English and/or Maths
  • A First Diploma (pass grade)
  • Relevant work experience

If you already have at least five GCSEs including English and Maths, apply instead for the Business Management - Level 3 Triple Diploma.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Diploma in Business (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The amount of independent study required will be different for everyone and will be guided by your tutors. 

The knowledge and understanding for the units are taught in comfortable rooms using interactive technology to deliver the information.

You will be guided carefully through each topic in a well-structured programme and assignments will be broken down into bite-size chunks to help you to achieve them.

Tutors will also be available to give you assistance with your assignments through assignment workshops which form part of your timetable.

You will also be expected to take part in the programme of educational visits and speakers which will help you to apply your knowledge to real organisations.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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