BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

This course is equivalent to 1 A Level and will be studied alongside 2 additional A Level (or equivalent) subjects. The Extended Certificate in Business is an ideal course for those who wish to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector.

There is a high percentage of internally assessed coursework, which may appeal to students who prefer a more continuous approach to assessment. The external assessments may be in the form of a written examination, but may also be a set task which is completed during a defined window.


An Extended Certificate in Business can lead to a variety of university and career options in the fields of Business and Finance, especially when combined with other specific A Level / BTEC courses (see complementary courses).

Complementary Courses

BTEC Business works well across a range of subject combinations. It works particularly well as part of a two or three A level equivalent Business option as well as being combined with other subjects. Business particularly complements studies in ICT, English, Mathematics and Social Sciences.


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

Entry Requirements

5A* - C grades at GCSE (grade 9-4 in English and Mathematics)


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business.