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BTEC National Extended Diploma In Business

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Business School
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19 Study Programme
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   07/09/2021

Want to start your own business? Make your ideas happen? Create exciting advertising campaigns? Learn how to manage a team of professionals? You can start developing your career in this sector by studying a Diploma in Business.

If you have ever wondered how a business operates in an ever-changing environment then the Diploma in Business is the course for you! It will provide you with an understanding of how marketing, human resources, accounts, operations, sales, project teams, management teams, directors and customer service interlink to achieve business aims and objectives.

You’ll be working within the exciting atmosphere of The Creative and Digital Academy, collaborating on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow academics and creatives. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative and business landscape in Cornwall. ?

  What You Will Learn

The Diploma in Business will provide you with essential knowledge of how Cornwall and the UK environment impacts upon how a business plans and operates to ensure its success.

It will enable you to acquire vital skills and the critical awareness necessary for managing teams and creating value for a business, whilst preparing you for your career. The course can provide a pathway both directly into a career in Business as well as to Higher Education studies and higher apprenticeships in this and related subjects.

The course aims to give you a varied learning experience and will be a combination of a student-centred approach to learning, involving research for assignments guest speakers, lectures, group work and discussions and, where possible, visits.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 including English or Maths.

  Work Experience

We also work in partnership with Cultivator to support local creative businesses which will enable you to network and ensure liaisons with professionals which will provide growth to your own practise and possible future employment. ?


There is a range of diverse optional units including: Recruitment and Selection, which will develop your understanding of the complex legal process involved in recruiting new staff, as well as the cost and time implications; Events Management, where you will plan and carry out your own business event, taking control of every aspect including gaining the Finance required; Creative Product Promotion, which will further develop your understanding of marketing and, in particular, the creation of promotional materials.

Each optional unit studied will encourage you to discover how the different functions combine in order to ensure operational success.

Assessment is through exams and coursework.


Progression is to Higher Education to study Business or an aspect such as Event Management, Human Resources, Accounting or Advertising at Degree Level.

There are also apprenticeships available.


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