BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business


  • Course: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business
  • Qualification Type: National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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Equivalent to 1 A Level

You will study different types of businesses and how they operate. 


Themes covered in this course are:

Exploring Business; business ownership, organisational structure, corporate objectives, stakeholders, external environment, situational analysis, competitive environment, supply and demand and enterprise and innovation. 

Creating a marketing campaign; marketing objectives, marketing budgets, marketing mix and strategy, promotional mix and branding. Personal and Business Finance; current accounts, borrowing, saving and investment products, functions and features of money, sources of business finance, costs and income, cash flow forecasting, break even analysis, financial statements and ratio analysis. 

Recruitment and Selection; job needs analysis, job applications, job adverts, person specification, shortlisting, interview skills, and evaluating own skills.


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.  


How will it be delivered?

2 externally set and marked units

2 assignment units

What can I do next?

Degree Courses: Events Management, Business and Management, International Business, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource management, Marketing, Digital Business, Sports Management and more. Career progressions: Business owner, Accountant, Lawyer, Event planner, HR manager, Analyst, Management Consultant, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Operations Direction, Financial Controller.

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