Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business FT – September 2023

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

From major corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and sole traders, business provides a vital contribution to communities. It creates income, provides wealth and leads innovation and creativity across all sectors.

With this qualification you will learn about a range of organisations, jobs and subjects that are relevant to the world of business today, whether you want to go on to further study, employment or set up your own business.

Course Content

Year 1 – Foundation Diploma Units include:

  • The Business Environment
  • Working in Business
  • Business Decisions
  • Customers and Communication
  • Accounting Concepts
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Responsible Business Practices
  • Business Events

Year 2 – Extended Diploma Units include:

  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Human Resources
  • Economics for Business
  • Change Management
  • International Business
  • Delivering a Business Projects

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above, including maths and English.

Assessment Methods

  • written assignments
  • practical assignments
  • presentations
  • role-play
  • running events


Upon completion of this qualification you can progress either onto Business Access to HE, HNC/HND Business (at Chesterfield College) or a Higher Apprenticeship. Alternatively you can gain employment or start your own business.

Case Study

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Max Osei Bonsu

Chesterfield College

Level 3 Diploma in Business