Business BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3

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Learn what it takes to market a business to the masses with this national foundation diploma. Delve into the worlds of marketing and finance, and become a true business expert.

Course Information

Become business savvy on this skills-enhancing programme. You will study areas such as marketing, events and finance, discovering how each one contributes to a business’s success. By the end of the course, you will have developed your own marketing campaign and strategy, managed an event and refined your knowledge and skills in personal and business finance. You will also have gained real-life industry experience on a work placement.


Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone in years 11 or 12 looking to take the next step towards a career in enterprise or business. It is particularly ideal for individuals who want to combine academic study with practical skills, study in professional-standard facilities and take advantage of our industry links.

Benefits / Skills

  • Build on your business and marketing knowledge
  • Understand business marketing, event management, personal and professional finance
  • Learn what’s required in order to market a business
  • Manage your very own event
  • Develop a successful marketing campaign
  • Identify, secure and gain valuable skills on a work placement
  • Explore the business industry in multiple contexts

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths or equivalent.

Career Progression

Progression may include studying a top-up diploma in year 2, or an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

Course Details


1 Year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


You will learn in our purpose-built business space at our iconic Printworks Campus.

Extra Curriculum

“I got a qualification recognised by the industry and developed my skills in planning, time management, and communication.” - Nish Ahmed Business

Labour Market

There are 69,140 jobs in the Business Management sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

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