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Business - Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Enfield Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will develop your practical skills and understanding of the world of business, enabling you to progress to university or employment. You will investigate practical and theoretical aspects of business resources and environment, starting a business, human resource management, event management, enterprise skills and working in teams.

Extended Diplomas have two one-year programmes. You need to finish the first year before moving on to the second.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Practical and theoretical aspects of business resources and environment
  • Starting a business
  • Marketing
  • Event management
  • Enterprise skills
  • E-business
  • Resource management

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

Adults - Level 3

If you will be aged 19 to 23 prior to the start date of your course, and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, you may be eligible for a Level 3 entitlement, in which case your study with us will be free. If you are older, or already have a Level 3, we have many other Level 3 courses that are also free to study. Otherwise, you will have to pay the fees yourself or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to higher education, an apprenticeship or other employment.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Ruksana Patel

Ruksana Patel

EMBA, MCom, BA(Hons), ATS, PGCE, QTLS

Business skilled, Mentor, Coach, and Academic - a zealous professional; pioneer in life-long learning with a breadth of knowledge, skills, and expertise within a variety of disciplines. As a Lecturer, Ruksana has taught BTEC Business Level 1, Level 2 and BTEC Level 3 Business course. In their role, they have prepared assignments, schemes of work and acted as an internal verifier for all courses that they have delivered. Currently an Advanced Practitioner – with a depth of experience & knowledge, coaching 10 teachers across all sites.

Ruksana is currently pursuing MPhil with University of Sunderland. Their research explores the ‘lived experiences’ of individual female students from a BAME background in FE - illuminating the stories of BAME women marginalised by social injustices, giving a voice to those who were not heard before.


Betty Benjamin

Betty Joined the College of Haringey, Enfield, and Northeast London in 2015 and is highly qualified with an MBA, in Management Studies, a PGCE and a BSC in Business Management. She began her teaching career in 2005 teaching Business and managing the Access to Higher Education provision at Newham College of Further Education. Betty has experience teaching BTEC, A Levels, Access to HE, HNC/D and Foundation Degrees.

Before teaching, Betty worked for companies such as Toyota, Akzo Nobel (Skikkens B.V of Holland) and Mark and Spencer.

Betty also has a passion for Special Educational Needs and has been supporting SEN learners in Vocational programmes to achieve their full potential. Betty is currently a doctoral student researching inclusive education and already holds a P.G. Certificate in Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, QTLS.


The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.

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