BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Who is this course for?

The Business and Finance sector in Jersey is the island’s largest employer. As well as providing the knowledge and skills to work in large multi-national organisations, this popular course also opens up possibilities for the budding entrepreneur to start their own small business.

Across the two years, you will examine different types of business, develop an understanding of Managing People, Physical, Technological & Financial Resources and learn about the basics of Marketing. You will also cover the fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping methods, International Business, Business Economics, and Events Management.

A range of unit options will be available that can include: Pitching for a New Business, Market Research, Personal and Business Finance, Investigating Customer Service, and Work Experience for Business.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language. 


How long is this course?

A 2-year full-time course, commencing September 2022 and ending June 2024.


What will I study on this course?

The full BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is made up of 13 units of study:

Year 1 Units:

  • Unit 1 – Exploring Business
  • Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3 – Personal & Business Finance
  • Unit 8 – Recruitment & Selection Process
  • Unit 19 – Pitching for a New Business
  • Unit 22 – Market Research
  • Unit 14 – Investigating Customer Service (year 1 & 2)

Year 2 Units:

  • Unit 4 – Managing an Event
  • Unit 5 – International Business
  • Unit 6 – Principles of Management
  • Unit 7 – Business Decision Making
  • Unit 15 – Investigating Retail Business
  • Unit 27 – Work Experience for Business


What Qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.



Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands College are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course, you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for.

You will spend at least one week in a work placement.


What does this course lead on to?

  • This course is equivalent to three A levels (120 to 420 UCAS points) and provides the opportunity to go directly into employment, or study at degree level to go into business at graduate level.
  • There is the opportunity for direct progression to the Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree in Business & Management at University College Jersey.
  • Training Contracts in the workplace: Levels 3, 4, 5 (degree equivalent) employment or training contracts in the local workplace in trust/funds/accountancy/insurance/marketing/event management.


How much will it cost?

There are no fees for this course.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Highlands College Admissions Team on 608582 or email