Is this the course for you?
This Level 3 Extended Diploma, quite literally, means business. The equivalent of three A Levels, this is the big brother to our 90-credit Diploma, and will deepen your knowledge and expand your business skills.
With a focus on specialisation, the course is structured in such a way that you will receive a complete overview of the fundamentals of business, with core modules like the business environment, marketing, and communication, and will then be given the opportunity to tailor your study to fit your own personal career aspirations.
You can follow one of six established career pathways, these being finance, management, marketing, law, administration, and human resources, and each one will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills that employers crave. Alternatively, you can mix and match your choices to develop a broad range of expertise and knowledge in every area, in order to keep your career options open.
Whether you already know the exact career path you want to take, know in which sector you'd like to work but are undecided on the job, or just know that you want an exciting career in the dynamic world of business, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business will take you where you want to go.
What modules will you do?
You will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, in topics as varied as:
- The Business Environment
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Communication
- Financial Accounting
- Creative Product Promotion
- Aspects of Employment Law
- Managing Business Information
- Human Resource Management
- Managing a Business Event
- Internet Marketing in Business
- Starting a Small Business
- Supply Chain and Stock Management
What do you need to apply?
5 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above or equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification at merit/pass or above
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as role play, workplace assessment, practical demonstration, report writing, group discussion, and question/answer tests.
You will create personal portfolios based upon your learnings which will also be assessed.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead you into jobs, in a variety of business environments, including business development manager, marketing professional, project management, financial planning, and senior administration.
It also provides a well-established route into a variety of specialist higher education courses in this sector, including undergraduate and foundation degrees.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, you may wish to consider the following higher education and degree courses, all available at London South Bank University:
- Business Foundation Course
- Business Management BA (Hons)
- Specialised Business Management undergraduate degrees