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Business and Law – BTEC Extended Diploma – Level 3

The course will provide you with foundation skills for a range of careers or progression to university. It will encourage you to develop personal qualities which will be applicable to your working life.

The course will build on your office skills and prepare you to take on a responsible position within a business environment. The programme will also include maths and English to help you achieve you future career aspirations. Assessment is continuous and you will complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that all aspects of the course have been completed to a satisfactory standard.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • The Business Environment
  • The Legal System
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Accounting
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Business and economic environment
  • Website Design
  • Understanding Law making
  • Aspects of family law
  • Aspects of legal liability

What are the entry requirements?

  •  4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) including maths and English


  • Business Administration – Level 3 or other relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above and be working towards GCSE maths and English at grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4)

You will also need good communication and research skills and an interest in Business.

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Business Consultant
  • Buyer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business and Law Level 3.

Start date



2 years (with the option of completing a 90 credit qualification after 1 year).

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 Aged 24
Free £1,229.70 £2,085

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:26

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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