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Business Advanced (Level 3)

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Business Advanced (Level 3)

This study programme will prepare you for a career in business by developing skills in an exciting learning environment. You will develop a range of key skills and knowledge that will be essential for future employment or university study. You will develop practical skills in all areas of business, including marketing, management, finance, decision making, digital marketing and recruitment. Work experience placement is also included.

You learn to research, give presentations, produce papers and projects, work in teams, develop your communication skills and study a wide range of business topics.  There is feedback at the end of each unit, allowing you to develop a clear sense of how you are progressing.

You will take core units which introduce the fundamentals of business organisations as well as other units from more specialist areas.

You can progress on to our Business HNC/HND. As part of the programme, you will be given advice on developing a career in business to help you make the important decision about what to do next.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades 9-4 OR similar qualification at Level 2.

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3.

How will I be assessed?

Course work including reports, role plays, presentations, externally set exams.

Course content

What will I study?

Core units in 1st year:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event

Core units in 2nd year:

  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making


Next steps

Course progression:

Business HNC, Business and Management HND, Business and Management Top Up at Bedford College, other university courses.

Career progression:

  • Apprenticeship
  •  Full time employment

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact

Please note:

If you are applying for Tresham College Corby Campus, your application will be transferred to a new T Level.

Available Courses
Tresham College Wellingborough campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.
Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.