Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Business - Level 3

BTEC Nationals are career-based vocational oriented qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or go straight into employment.

The BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are broadly equivalent to GCE A Levels. BTEC Nationals are well regarded by universities, further education colleges, and employers. A BTEC National qualification can lead to employment, continuing study, or professional development programmes.

The programme aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses and also to equip students with the skills required to succeed in employment or at university. The course will involve businesses in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Courses Offered at NLET– Academic Year 2019/20

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business - QCF (30 Credit)

It is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business - QCF (60 Credit)

It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

 - Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business - QCF (90 Credit)

   It is broadly equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business - QCF (120 Credit)

   It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business - QCF (180 Credit)

  It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

How BTEC work

BTECs are divided into units, which cover specific areas of knowledge, skills, and understanding required by the particular sector or industry.

  • Every BTEC student takes the core units, which provide a broad foundation and understanding about the sector.
  • There is a range of optional units to choose from which enable students to focus on particular interests and plans they have for next steps into further study, an apprenticeship, or employment.
  • The course involves a series of assignments which can be written or activity-based. Students complete some assignments individually and some as part of a team. For some BTEC courses, students can also apply their knowledge and skills through work experience.
  • There are no exams in QCF programmes. Students will be expected to do some research on organisations and subject content while their complete course work in class and their individual assignments at home.
  • Students are required do self-directed study at least minimum of 8 to10 hours a week apart from attending classes at the centre while on the course.

Course content

Students will cover a range of topics related to Business, Finance, Marketing, Management, etc.

- To achieve Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business - QCF (30 Credit)

Students need to complete two mandatory units and one optional unit.

- To achieve Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business - QCF (60 Credit)

Students need to complete four mandatory units and two optional units.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business - QCF (90 Credit)

Students need to complete four mandatory units and five optional units.

- To achieve Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business - QCF (120 Credit)

Students need to complete four mandatory units and eight optional units.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business - QCF (180 Credit)

Students need to complete four mandatory units and fourteen optional units.

Note: Pathways and optional units: Subject to availability

Assessment

Students will be assessed continually through practical coursework, written assignments, preparing reports and giving presentations.

All the students work are graded against units’ Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria.

Progression

Students that successfully complete their programme of study could progress onto a 4th programme such as Higher National Diplomas or Degree programmes. Students could also go directly into employment in areas of business, administration, management or start their own business.

Entry Requirements

Students would need to have gained a;

  • Level two qualification (preferably with a Merit).

or

  • At least 5 to 4 GCSEs at 4 -5 (C) or above including English and Maths.

or

  • Overseas qualifications (equivalent to UK level 2 qualification) with minimum Level 1 English.

or

  • Work Experience and minimum Level 1 English and Maths.

Note:

Students do not have to have studied Business before but an interest in the subject is important.

Students are expected to have language ability to work on level 3 programme. (Typical evidence having GCSE grade 4 or an equivalent.

Qualification in English and Maths.

Regardless of the entry requirements (qualifications), all prospective students need to complete the initial assessments prior to enrolment.

Course Fees

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business (QCF) – (60 Credit) - £ 2571.

- Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Business (QCF) - £4170.

Note: for other course fees please contact the NLET.

19+ Advanced Learning Loan

Students who are aged 19+ and studying a Level 3 course, may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. The eligibility for this loan will depend upon:

  • the course being chosen
  • the college or training provider
  • the students age
  • the students nationality or residency status

How to apply for the course

Please contact the centre to apply for the course or to get more details.

Contact Number: 020 8570 7766

Email: info@nletrust.org