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Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma Business (Leadership in Business, Business & Finance & Events and Marketing)

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma
The AEE is a one year programme, which is designed to broaden your understanding and knowledge of the world of business entrepreneurship, and taking that first step to start your own business. You will fundamentally develop important personal, academic and entrepreneurial skills that you will put into practice through the year.


You will be involved in identifying & creating business opportunities, plan business start-ups, understand and develop finance, have a clear understanding of profitability and financial management, plan and manage business events, develop research methods, marketing and selling your product/service. The level 3 programme comprises of 9 units in Year 1 (if doing 90 credit only) or 18 units ( if doing it over 2 years). It covers the fundamentals of business as well as diversifying in to specialist areas such as Law, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources

As the programme has an enterprise emphasis, you will be expected to engage in a dynamic enterprise experience, whereby you will be given opportunities to manage your own business and develop leadership and effective team working skills. The successful programme attracts UCAS points making university access a natural progression, as a wellestablished, nationally recognised qualification it is also recognised by employers, for those seeking work after completion. The programme is the equivalent of 1 A Level.

16-18? You may be able to study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:


The delivery is classroom based using case studies, lectures, group work and e-learning technologies. There is an expectation of a minimum of ten hours private study per week. Homework is closely monitored.

Course Leader profile

Ali Shah


" I have seven years' industry experience picked up in the telecommunications and energy sectors, and I also have experience of teaching at KS3, KS4 and KS5 stages. I've been working in further education for more than four years now, delivering a range of business disciplines from marketing right through to economics. I am also the co-ordinator of works skills for Business and Travel & Tourism. I love my job immensely and I'm passionate about helping every single student achieve their goal and prepare for the work of work, whatever their particular interest is."

Qualifications: PGCE in Business Studies and Citizenship Enhancement (14-19) BA Hons Business Management, PGCE PG Certificate in Coaching

Entry Requirements

You must have a GCSE Grade C or above in English & Maths and be involved in work experience 1 day a week.

Interview Process

An interview with specialist tutor

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through l00% coursework, there are no examinations. This is a practical, work related course and you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

This course can lead to entry to Higher Education including: *HND Business *Foundation Degrees in Business or International Business *Students can also progress to university The course could also lead directly to employment in a wide range of career opportunities including: *Business *Marketing *Human Resources * Finance * Management or Customer Service.

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Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 15 hours per week
  • Days: Monday to Wednesday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 5.00 pm
  • Duration: 1 year or 2 years
  • Course Fees: This course is free for students age 16 - 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Creative, Digital and Enterprise
  • Department Manager: Robin Smith


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: Business BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

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