Business - Level 3
Course Code: TM1FE020
Kick-start your business career with the Level 3 National Diploma in Business. This two-year, highly practical course provides a sound understanding of key business principles and is the ideal springboard from which to specialise in areas such as finance and marketing. Equivalent to 2 Levels, this course supports progression to degree level and 80% of our students do just that! Many stay on at B&FC at our University Centre; others enter employment or apprenticeships, with some even starting up their own venture. This is a full-time course that has the full backing of the Sector Skills Council, delivered Monday to Friday over 16 to 18 hours a week.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (formally grade C) or above (excluding English Language and/or Maths) OR a First Diploma (pass grade) OR relevant work experience.
If you already have at least five GCSEs (including English and Maths) we recommend you apply for the Business Management Level 3 Triple Diploma. (https://blackpool.ac.uk/course/tm1fe004).
If you’re aged 16 to 18, we will invite you to attend an interview with a tutor, when you can ask any questions you may have about the course.
All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course consists of up to 13 hours a week in College and at least 2 hours a week of independent study. The course content is taught in comfortable rooms using interactive technology.
You will be guided carefully through each topic in a well-structured programme and assignments will be broken down into bite-size chunks to help you to achieve them. Tutors will also be available to support you with these through assignment workshops, which form part of your timetable.
In addition to College-based learning, a programme of educational visits and guest speaker sessions is included, which will help you to apply your knowledge to 'real' organisations.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.