Level 3 National Diploma in Business

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Marple College


Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 years


Business & Law

Course Overview

This course is for students who want to progress onto University, a higher-level apprenticeship or into employment within a trainee management in Business. Past students have progressed into roles such as Marketing or HR Executives, Accountants and some have gone on to run their own successful businesses.

The course will involve you working as an individual and as part of a team. You will be involved in several projects where you can make use of Business terminology, business, and financial skills as well as leadership. This course involves practical application of research and analysis all concerning today’s business organisations and how they operate.

Employer links are embedded into the course, with regular masterclasses from local businesspersons, insight days and visits as well as opportunities to take part in mentoring sessions with a local businessperson.

You will learn more about marketing, human resources and financial techniques as well as managing events and business functions.

5 GCSEs at grades 9- 4 including English and maths or a BTEC First Certificate in a related subject (plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4 ) and a successful interview.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two-year qualification, which will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed in Business. If you have an interest in business and would like to learn about Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship, this is the ideal course for you.

The course is unit based and includes 7 mandatory units which are:

Exploring Business
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing an Event
International Business
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
There will be 6 additional units studied on the course over its 2-year duration:

Recruitment and Selection
Team Building in Business
Visual Merchandising
Work Experience in Business
Buying for Business
Supply Chain Operations

There is continual assessment for some of the units by vocational assignments
leading to external quality assessment called National Standard Sampling.

Units 2, 3, 6 & 7 are assessed by a nationally set exam.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 486 4602 or admissions@marple.ac.uk for course and fee information.

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