Course Detail

Further course information

This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving you access to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or to a wide variety of Business careers. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

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Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

• 5 GCSE’s Grades 4 or above, to include English and Maths
• A Level 2 qualification in a business-related subject

On receipt of your application to study this course, you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.

Course Content

During this course you will study a total of thirteen units. Seven core units will provide a general foundation and six specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Core units:
• Exploring a Business
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
• Personal and Business Finance
• Managing an Event
• International Business
• Principles of Marketing
• Business Decision Making

Specialist units will include:
• Recruitment and Selection Process
• Team Building in a Business
• Digital Marketing
• Pitching for a New Business

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course programme. Possible visits may include Co-operative Bank, Petty Pool, Alton Towers and The Trafford Centre. The costs for these will need to be paid prior to each trip.


The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business units are assessed through examinations and coursework. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and coursework.


Fees: £3060.00
Fees Advanced Learning Loan: £3060.00


This course will allow progression to study an Apprenticeship, Study higher education such as HNC / HND business at Macclesfield College or University. Alternatively, you could go straight into the industry in a variety of roles.

Additional Information

Additional help and support are available to you should you require this and this can discussed further at your admissions interview.

Duration and Times

Next course available: September 2nd, 2024
Days of week: TBA
Number of Weeks: 35

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