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Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business

This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the business sector.

You will explore a range of topics such as personal and business finance, recruitment and selection and will also have the opportunity to pitch a new business idea, develop and execute your own marketing campaign and plan and manage your own event.

You will also experience business first-hand through a work placement with a local employer.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Pitching for a new business

There is also an opportunity to undertake a two-week work placement with a local employer. Your tutors will be able to support you to do this.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of different methods such as coursework, an online exam, assignments, projects, reports and discussions.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 5 (equivalent to grade B) or above including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries, leading to exciting opportunities within logistics, sales, marketing, management, retail, customer service and many more!

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Progression

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.