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Business Management or Business and Finance Diploma Level 3

This course gives students a general introduction to the world of business. The content allows students the opportunity to investigate different business aspects of the working world. Knowledge learnt and activities and skills involved in the programme will provide students with a sound background when investigating their future employment and career planning.
The course also allows students to specialise into 1 of 2 pathways.
– Business and Finance
– Business Management.

Both pathways have the same mandatory units, but differ with a range of different optional units to make 2 clear pathways for our students that want to move into either a finance career or human resource.
This qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

The programme covers the following content areas:
• business environments
• finance
• marketing
• international business
• management.
• human resources

Course Info

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

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/5 (C ) including English and Maths at Grade 4 or 5 (C ).

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment consists of a mixture of exams and course work.


If you are successful in Year 1 you will progress onto the Extended Diploma in Business. The two year programme is approximately equivalent to 3 A levels.