BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business

Course overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. The qualification aims to provide a wide-ranging study of the business sector. It is designed for learners studying full time who wish to pursue a career in business, primarily via higher education to access graduate entry employment with businesses, or alternatively through junior business employment.

The Extended Diploma in Business is a two-year, full-time course and it is equivalent in size to three A Levels.

The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18 year olds.

Sports kit may be required, dependent on education centre. However, bursary/financial support is available for those eligible. Refer to the SCL Bursary Policy for further details.

Course details

  • Entry Requirements

    We require students to have achieved four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, where possible, one being in English or Maths (although this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and Maths development)

  • Course Programme

    The learning programme covers the following content areas:

    • Business Environments
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • International Business Management

    The optional units have been designed to support progression to business courses in Higher Education. They also link with relevant occupational areas. These units cover content areas such as:

    • Human Resources Accounting Financial Services
    • Events and Marketing Law
    • Retail


    To find the full course breakdown, please download our prospectus:

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  • Work Experience

    Students have the opportunity to gain work experience across multiple programmes within Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation, ranging from Football & Participation, Business Administration, Media & Marketing, and Health & Wellbeing.

  • Football & Business

    Throughout your course, you will have the opportunity to work amongst industry experts and you will benefit from:

    • Regular training from business leads
    • Opportunities to develop business ideas with the business development officer
    • Guidance on individual fitness plans and access to the onsite gym
    • Regular appraisals to monitor development
  • Career Opportunities

    Our Lecturers will help students progress and set personal goals whilst studying with us. Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing employment.


I believe that these experiences have developed me not only as a coach, but as a person.

Teddy Munroe | Third Year Degree Student

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