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Business Extended Certificate Level 3

This qualification will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
This includes the opportunity for learners to choose several topics from a selection of options reflecting the progression pathways in business.

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, and to link with relevant occupational areas. They cover content areas such as:
• human resources
• accounting
• marketing
• law

This qualification can be taken as a one or two year course providing the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment or further progression in education. It is equivalent to three AS Levels and carries UCAS points.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade 4 (or C) including English or maths. You can resit either English or maths alongside this course. If you are successful in Year 1, you will progress onto the Diploma in Business. The 2 year programme is approximately equivalent to 2 A Levels.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment consists of a mixture of exams and course work.


Successful completion of the course with an appropriate grade profile and acceptable attendance record will allow students to progress onto Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, employment or university.

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Events Management
  • Human Resources