Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business

What is the Course About?

This vocational course is equivalent to 3 A Levels for those wishing to find employment in the Island's business sector or for progression on to a degree in higher education and carries a maximum UCAS tariff of 168 points. The course is a blend of 13 business modules studied over 2 years which are essential in today's workplace. In addition, students have an opportunity to study GCSE Maths alongside this course.

Guest speakers, offsite visits to local businesses and a work placement module also form part of the course and you will also be encouraged to participate in fundraising and enrichment activities

What subjects will I study?

The modules are made up of compulsory and optional subjects such as:

  • Exploring Business

  • Developing a Marketing campaign

  • Managing an Event

  • International Business

  • Recruitment & Selection Process

  • Personal & Business Finance

  • Team Building in Business

  • Pitching for a New Business

What are my progression and career options?

Higher Education – this qualification attracts UCAS points allowing you to progress to studying a degree either on the Island or off Island.

Employment – a wide variety of employment opportunities await you in the business sector such as finance, marketing, e-gaming, retail, HR or law.

How will I be assessed?

4 modules are assessed through external examinations, 2 in the first year and 2 in the second year. The remaining modules are assessed through written assessments. These typically include written reports, presentations, booklets, information leaflets and group work activities.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A* to C, including English and Mathematics at grade D or above.