Business and Management

Business Honours Programme Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The study programme starts in September and will run for two years.

Entry requirements
  • Seven GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including GCSE English and maths at grade 6/B or above
  • You will be required to attend for an interview prior to being enrolled onto the programme and a good personal reference will be required
You will achieve
  • Extended Diploma in Business
  • Core maths qualification
  • Extended project qualification

Last updated: 9th October 2018

Course overview

The honours programme is aimed at ambitious and talented students who want to pursue a vocational career. It will give you the opportunity to be stretched through high-quality, rigorous qualifications and to demonstrate your personal best. The study programme will provide you with an opportunity to study on a bespoke pathway as an alternative to the more traditional A Level route, whilst ensuring you have transferable skills and the technical ability Employers and Universities want. It will provide the opportunity for you to achieve a qualification that attracts UCAS points equivalent to four A Levels.

Course content

On the Extended Diploma you will study a range of business units which will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of business and a range of business specialisms including the following subject areas:

  • Marketing
  • Enterprise
  • Finance
  • Event Planning
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Retail
  • Team Leadership
  • Work experience
  • Business Law
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Extended project qualification

There will be a period of work placement linked to the Extended Project Qualification.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of internal and external methods. Twelve units are assessed through a range of techniques including course-work, case studies and practical projects including presentations and observations of business team activities. One unit is assessed through examination with the awarding body.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder. You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

You can progress onto Higher Education courses in Business related areas including: Business, Law, Marketing, Events Management and Finance. It also supports progression directly into employment in business or Higher Education.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


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Business Honours Programme Level 3 Full-time