Course: BTEC Level 3 in Business

Department: Business and Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

Students are offered exciting opportunities to gain an in-depth understaning of business principles and practice. You will develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a range of business environments and management activities, and benefit from engaging with business people and employers.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Foundation Diploma
  • Two-year Diploma
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Pitching a business idea
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Work experience and employability
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

George Thornham

BTEC Level 3 in Business

With our new Public Services course due to launch at Riseholme in September 2018, find out more about George Thornham's time at our partner college Bishop Burton College.

George secured an exciting role with internationally renowned high-end department store Harrods thanks to the skills and knowledge he developed studying Business at Bishop Burton College.