Business & Law

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About this course

Equivalent to three A-levels, this is a recognised route to university. You will gain an advanced understanding of how a business works and you will develop the skills and knowledge needed for working in a business or commercial environment.

You will also learn about the English legal system and how different laws affect businesses and individuals.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#

#168 UCAS points based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • Digital marketing
  • Pitching for a new business

Year 2

  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making
  • The English legal system
  • Employment law
  • Civil liability
  • Criminal law impacting on business and individuals

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above (including English and maths)


  • Level 2 Diploma in Business (merit or distinction level) and GCSE English and maths grade 4/C or above

  • Mature students considered via interview and skills test

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
02/09/19 2 years Main campus
What next?
  • Degree at university
  • Work in retail, management, marketing, accountancy, banking, recruitment, human resources
  • Start your own business
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Work experience
  • Local industry events
  • Employment fairs
  • Visits to employers
  • Industry week activities

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.