BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business (360 GLH)

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to study the main areas of the business world, including marketing and finance.  It gives you the opportunity to relate the theory learned to case studies which draw from real world examples.


This qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. This includes the opportunity for learners to choose several topics from a selection of options reflecting the progression pathways in business.

Exam board: Edxcel
Syllabus title: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business (360 GLH)
Course code: 601/7155/8

Course Content

Students will study 4 units over the 2 years


Unit 1: Exploring Business – This unit covers an introduction to business, the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. It is assessed through a written report.

Unit 23: The English Legal System – Students will examine how the English legal system operates to resolve criminal and civil cases, and why businesses and individuals may require legal advice and representation.  It is assessed through a written report.

External Exams

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign – Students will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed.

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – This unit covers the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Assessment and Weighting

External Assessment 50%
Internal Assessment 50%

Future opportunities/ career

Examples of courses the qualification supports include: Marketing, administration, finance, financial services, procurement, events management, human resources, and other related areas in the business sector.

Qualifications/ School record


  • 5 in English
  • 5 in Maths
  • Good attitude to learning in GCSE Business(if studied)
  • 5 or above in GCSE Business (if studied)


  • Hard working
  • Confident
  • Positive/Enthusiastic
  • Interest in Business



  • Independent
  • Good written skills
  • Organised


  • Hardworking
  • Creative
  • Experience in written coursework reports
  • Attention to detail



  • There is no required experience  


  • GCSE in Business
  • Interest in current developments in the business world.


Updated 14/04/2022