BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (incorporating the Finance Academy)

This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will be the main focus of a student’s sixth form study. The Extended Diploma 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. The qualification aims to provide a comprehensive study of 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.

The Extended Diploma encompasses the Academy of Finance. Students studying the Extended Diploma will have the opportunity to follow the ‘Career Ready’ programme, work with a Business Partner and complete a six-week summer internship as part of the course.


An Extended Diploma in Business can lead to a variety of university and career options in the fields of business and finance, and it enables students with a real interest in Business and Finance to specialize in this area. It provides a strong link to a career in this area through the ‘Career Ready’ component. Students will experience a taste of their chosen career sector through work with their business partner and their internship placement.

Complementary Courses

Business combines well with other subjects. This course comprises a complete suite of Business and Finance units and will be the main focus of a student’s sixth form study.


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Entry Requirements

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


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.