This well-recognised qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels for the two year Extended Diploma.  It is suitable if you have an interest in Business and Management and would welcome the opportunity to study a broad-based, vocational programme, before progressing to university.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

You could progress to higher education for a degree or HND or to employment in marketing, finance or administration for example. There are also opportunities for students to progress to apprenticeships in a relevant business sector.

What jobs can I get? 

The Bournemouth & Poole College is affiliated with many professional bodies in the area of Business, Finance and Administration. The skills and knowledge you will develop on this course are designed to meet the current demands of industry and commerce, and you will find that many of the skills are transferable and will have currency in a wide range of careers from retail to finance, marketing, events management, sales and customer service roles.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

 We require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 5 (formerly A* - C) including English and mathematics.

What about work experience? 

You will participate in a work experience placement that is relevant to your studies as part of this course. The College will support and help find placement employers but you are encouraged to seek your own placement employer.

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
FQL3FX201A 06/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

The two year BTEC Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A levels consists of 12 units; of which 6 will be completed in the first year and 6 in the second year. Examples of some of the topics covered are listed below:

Extended Diploma units:

Year 1

  • Exploring Business (core unit)  Assignment based
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign (core unit)  External - Controlled Assessment
  • Personal and Business Finance (core unit)   External Exam
  • Managing an Event (core unit)  Assignment based
  • Work Experience in Business  Assignment based
  • Recruitment and Selection Process  Assignment based

Year 2

  • International Business (core unit) Assignment based
  • Principles of Management (core unit)  External - Controlled Assessment
  • Business Decision Making (core unit) External -  Controlled Assessment
  • Three optional units - yet to be confirmed

The optional units could be subject to change.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment. Extended Diploma runs for 2 years.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

BTEC Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Business & Finance

More about the course 

The suite of BTEC Diplomas is valued by employers and can lead to careers in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing as well as other business-related careers.


You may also progress within employment to professional qualifications such as The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Accountancy and Public Relations.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

BTEC Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC