Diploma Business

Level 3
Assessment: Assessment is through coursework portfolios, a combination of written and practical research.
Exam Board: PEARSON


This is a practical work-related course. It is an extension of the Vocational Extended Certificate in Business and is for students wishing to gain a more in depth knowledge of business. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. The course explores key areas within business - marketing, finance, personneland operations. The course is equivalent to 2 A Levels as a result you would only pick one other subject to study alongside this qualification.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 4 and Maths 4
Two Years
There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips. You will be asked to pay £5 to cover the cost of photocopies, booklets and case study material.
Students study a selection of mandatory and optional units over the two year course. This level 3 qualification is equivalent to two A Levels. Some units will have exams, but the majority will be assessed by coursework. A Vocational Diploma in Business is valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing, as well asother business related careers. Students may also progress into Higher Education HND or degree courses.
Prior knowledge of Business is not required. This course is assessed through modular assignments and is well suited to students who prefer this method of assessment. Students choosing vocational Business would be eligible to apply for the "Academy of Business" programme, see the academy section of this prospectus for more information.


Student Testimonial...

I am currently doing the BTEC Diploma in Business, I have studied a wide range of topics in this subject including Marketing, Business Law and many others. The teachers at KEC are all very approachable, knowledgeable and regularly give you feedback to help you constantly grow and improve.  As most of my BTEC work is done on the computers it is really important that the College have good computer facilities and there have always been computers available to use around the College at any time, as well as in my classrooms. After KEC I am looking to continue Business onto degree level to do Business Management as I have found it so enjoyable and interesting.

Beth Underdown