This two year vocational course provides a good introduction to a range of business disciplines, including marketing and resource management, finance and project planning. You will also undertake course-related work experience.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Triple award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Banking and financial services manager, marketing manager, retail manager, office administrator and public services officer.

Finance, marketing, events management, accounting, business management and law.

Topics you'll cover


  • Exploring businesses: structure, environment, activities
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Business decision making.


  • Recruitment and selection
  • Customer service
  • Visual merchandising
  • Pitching a new business
  • Training and development
  • Market research
  • English legal system.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Exams and controlled assessments
  • Coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (level three)
  • Equivalent to three A Levels.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at four and above, including English and maths Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour.

What students say about the course

"The course includes a finance section, which I believe is brilliant as it gives you a base knowledge on how to handle your personal finances as well as business accounts. Learning to complete a balance sheet and financial statement will really come in useful if you plan to run your own business in the future. Event management is another important topic where you can put theory into practise and challenge yourself to run a successful event. We also have the chance to study marketing, where we create a marketing campaign, based on a given scenario, which is then assessed and contributes to our final grade."

Cosmina Marcu, previously at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill

Additional information


Thorpe Park, Offsite intensive revision lectures, Escape Rooms, University visits, Southampton City Council Chambers, Leadership activity days and MyBnk


During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.