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Business (with Law units) Foundation Diploma Level 3

This course gives students a general introduction to the world of business. The course content allows students the opportunity to investigate different business and law 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 you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training. This includes the opportunity to choose several topics from a selection of options reflecting the progression pathways in business.
The learning programme covers the following content areas:

• law
• business environments
• finance
• marketing
• international business
• management.
• human resources
• accounting.

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 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or 5 (C ) including English and Maths and Grade 4 or 5 (C ). If you are successful in Year 1 you will progress onto the Extended Diploma in Business (with Law units) 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. Areas of employment include junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, human resources, and other related areas in the business sector, including Higher Apprenticeships.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Management
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Executive
  • Law