Business - Level 3

Course Code: TM1FE020


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2021Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

At Blackpool and The Fylde College you don't just learn about business. You'll build one.

On this two-year, fully immersive course you'll learn all the skills to create and run a business. And then you'll put those lessons to the test, with the chance to compete in national awards.

It's a winning formula. Some of our recent Business students have even gone on to achieve great success in national competitions such as Young Enterprise.

Equivalent to 2 Levels, this course supports progression to a degree - and 80% of our students do just that!

Many study at our University Centre; others enter employment or apprenticeships, and some even start up their own business.

This is a full-time course delivered Monday to Friday over 16 to 18 hours a week.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above or Level 2 relevant qualification. Require English and Maths at grade 4 or above

  •  a successful interview with a tutor 
  •  the ability to study independently
  •  a genuine interest in the subject
  •  good communication skills
  •  hardworking approach towards the industry


All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Diploma in Business

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

This course consists of up to 13 hours a week in College and at least 2 hours a week of independent study. The course content is taught in comfortable rooms using interactive technology. 

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 support you with these through assignment workshops, which form part of your timetable. 

In addition to College-based learning, a programme of educational visits and guest speaker sessions is included, 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