Full Time

Subject Area

Business, Computing and ICT




16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Business National Extended Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

If you have a keen interest in finding out about how businesses work and enjoy study that is based on realistic workplace situations, then this is the ideal course for you.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You’’ll need four GCSEs at grade C or above including literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level; or a suitable Level 2 qualification or BTEC First Diploma.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The four mandatory units cover the business environment, how to manage resources, marketing and effective business communication.
You can then choose from a selection of specialist units including:

  • Further finance
  • Accounting
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Developing teams
  • Business law
  • Starting your own business.

How you will learn

The course is practical, theoretical and realistic. You’ll be assessed through report writing, presentations, creating newsletters, observed role plays, group activities and time constrained tasks.  You’ll also have the opportunity to gain industry experience through guest speakers, visits or taking part in regional enterprise events.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto higher education through a foundation degree or study a degree at university. You could also look for work in areas such as Human Resources, Marketing or Finance.

What costs will you incur?

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.