Business and Management

Business Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2020. The course runs for two years.

Entry requirements

  • You are required to have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English


  • A Merit in a BTEC First Diploma in a relevant subject and GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

You will achieve

  • On completion of year one you will achieve the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
  • On completion of year two you will achieve the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business Level 3 which is equivalent to three A Levels.                                                                                 Students progressing to year two are expected to have satisfactorily completed their first year programme before progressing to the second year.

Course overview

This course is ideal for those wanting to gain an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will gain a broad range  of business knowledge, skills and behaviors that employers are looking for. You can progress into a range of careers in marketing, finance, human resources, management, event planning  and retail. You will also gain skills that will allow you to succeed at university or on a Higher Level Apprenticeship.  You will be assessed by a combination of exams, course work and practical assessed units to demonstrate competency within the field of business. Upon completion, you will achieve a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

You will study seven mandatory business units which will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of business. In addition, you will study six specialist units, which cover a range of business specialisms, including the following subject areas:

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Principles of management
  • Customer service
  • Business decision making

For more informaiton, please visit the awarding body website via the link below;

Level 3 Business course specifications

Assessment is through a combination of internal and external methods.

  • 12 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.

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder.

You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You can go into employment or further study after completing your course.

You can progress onto Higher Education, Apprenticeship or directly into employment in Business or Business Management .

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.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



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

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

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Business Level 3 Full-time

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