BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Overview

Qualification Number (QN):500/6747/3

Credit value: 120

Guided Learning Hours: 720

Total Qualification Time (TQT):1200

Qualification Type: BTEC National

Awarding Body : Edexcel

What is the purpose of this qualification?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (720 GLH) in Business is part of a larger suite of Business qualifications, in a range of sizes, which share the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in business at the appropriate level. This qualification is equivalent in size to two A levels, which has been designed to occupy two-thirds of a full-time curriculum, enabling learners to develop a significant common core of knowledge, including the business environment and marketing.

What does this qualification cover?

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 120 credit and 720 guided learning hours qualification, it consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits

The 4 mandatory units are :

Unit 01:  The Business Environment (credit10)

Unit 02: Business Resources (credit10)

Unit 03: Introduction to Marketing (credit10)

Unit 04: Business Communication (credit10)

The optional units will be chosen between yourself and your assessor.

How is this qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed through internal assessment by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods  (written assignments, practical tasks, portfolio of evidence, centre devised assessments etc).

Who could take this qualification?

This qualification is for all learners aged 16-18 and 19+ who are capable of reaching the required standards . The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is mainly designed for those learners who know in which sector they would like to specialise.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners that successfully complete their programme of study could progress onto a Business related degree or Higher National Diploma. Previous Level three students have gone directly into employment in areas of growth in finance, administration and management.

Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are:

  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager