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Business & Enterprise Level 3

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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

Ever wondered how businesses work, why some brands are so successful, and how some companies make it to number 1 in their field? Or have you had ideas about a business of your own you want to start?

Studying the Business Level 3 course gives you the scope to develop a broader understanding of business organisations and practices, providing subject-specific skills and knowledge about markets, customers, finance, marketing, operations, communication, information technology and business strategy. Practical assignments set in real-life business scenarios help you learn, build and develop skills and behaviours which you’ll use whatever career you choose in the future.

Course Overview

This is a Full Time Level 3 course (currently 3 days a week in College with additional hours required for home study).

Topics covered include:

  • Exploring Business

  • Developing a Marketing Campaign

  • Personal & Business finance

  • Managing an Event

  • International Business

  • Principles of Management

  • Business Decision Making

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including projects, assignments, case studies and exams/online tests.

A key aspect of the Business Level 3 course is the amount of experiential learning opportunities available to the students. Throughout the two years students enjoy a wide variety of visits to business organisations such as, Escape Rooms, Great Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach & Intu Trafford Centre, all linked to specific units in their course.

During the course, students will also visit a selection of universities, attend key Apprenticeship and careers fairs to enhance their awareness of career progression options available to them, and participate in regional and national business and enterprise competitions

Previous business students have won cash prizes and some have received mentoring opportunities with past judges and winners of The Apprentice. In addition, students also have the opportunity to attend The Business Lab at Disneyland Paris and complete an industry specific work placement in Italy.

To further support the students, a brilliant range of guest speakers are arranged to cascade their experiences, inspire the students and pass on hints and tips for working in a specific industry. This means students gain honest and detailed insights into various careers and situations that they can utilise to develop their future pathways.

Upon successful completion of this course you will gain the following qualifications:

  • BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business (Year 1)

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business (Year 2)

Industry Links

All students gain work experience throughout their course with supportive and inspiring employers to enhance their employability skills and further their knowledge in their chosen area of interest. Many students have utilised their work placements to gain employment and volunteering opportunities as well as references for future applications within their career.

Progression Routes

Upon completion of this course, some students progress to further study at College e.g. our Business Level 4 HNC, some enrol on to a university course such as Business Management, Events Management or Marketing, and others take up business Apprenticeships. Many students also take up full time employment (frequently at the business they have completed a work placement with) and some even go on to start up their own business.

After course completion, Business Level 3 students will have the opportunity to work in the Business industry in a variety of exciting roles such as:

  • Events Manager

  • Digital Marketer

  • Accountant

  • Social Media Manager

  • Business Advisor

  • Business Development Manager

  • Franchise Owner

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, students must:

  • Show enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Have a commitment to study

  • Be able to work independently

Students must also have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or higher, including English and Maths.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30068-A1A