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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

The BTEC level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A level. It will prepare you to enter employment or if combined with other qualifications to progress to higher education.

The course offers an insight into all aspects of business. You will study four units over the programme of study. The course will link theory with practical application making maximum use of your own experience. The course offers the chance to develop a range of skills as you are assessed through coursework, examination and the observation of practical activity.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths and may include a BTEC.

Course information

You will study the fundamentals of business including exploring Business Purposes, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Business Finance and Recruitment.

2 years

In class, face to face with some practical activity, individual and group work.

Students undertake six units for which they present evidence based on real life work and studies. Progress is measured through on going assessment throughout their course allowing students to gauge their own performance on a continuing basis.

Level 3 EDEXCEL BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers and attend master classes, workshops, trips and conferences.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

You will be required to undertake independent research to enhance your coursework and to complete tasks outside of class.

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