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Business National Foundation 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.

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,
Sutton Coldfield 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 ). 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.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment consists of a mixture of exams and course work.


The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers. After this qualification, learners can also progress directly into employment.

Career Opportunities

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