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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma

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Course information

Course Summary

The Extended Diploma is designed as a two-year, full time course ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and wants to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course requires students to set up and run their own business.

Course Code:N3221
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Award:Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

2 years

Course Detail

Mandatory units:
The course is made up of eight mandatory units, eight internally assessed and four externally assessed. Learners must complete and achieve at Pass grade or above for all units over the two-year period.

In the first term all students will study 3 core units to gain an understanding of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, Developing a Marketing Campaign and Principles of Management.

Year 1 - Term 1

  • Unit 1 - Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (90 credits) Coursework
  • Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign (90 credits) Exam Dec/Jan
  • Unit 12 – Principles of Management (120 credits) Exam Dec/Jan

Year 1 - Term 2

  • Unit 7 – Social Enterprise (60 credits) Coursework
  • Unit 9 - Innovation and Enterprises (60 credits) Course work
  • Unit 10 – Recruitment and Selection Process (60 credits) Course work

Year 1 - Term 3

  • Unit 9 - Innovation and Enterprises (60 credits) Coursework
  • Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign Exam May/Jun (resit)
  • Unit 12 – Principles of Management Exam May/Jun (resit)

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (120 credits) Exam Dec/Jan
  • Unit 6 Business Decision Making (120 credits) Exam Dec/Jan
  • Unit 4 Launch and Run an Enterprise (90 credits) Coursework

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Unit 5 - Survival and Growth (90 credits) Coursework
  • Unit 11 - Marketing Communications (60credits) Coursework
  • Unit 13 – Developing an Enterprise Strategy (120 credits) Coursework

Year 2 - Term 3

  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (120 credits) Exam May/Jun (resit)
  • Unit 6 Business Decision Making (120 credits) Exam May/Jun (resit)

Year 2 - Extra-curriculum activities

All students will participate in running their own businesses in Year 2. This will contribute to an extra-curriculum activities.

COVID permitting there will be external business-related trips.

  • Life-skills – all students will take part in a 90 minute weekly Personal Development.

A work placements is part of this course, you are required to undertake an Industry Placement of 315 hours with an external employer relevant to the course you are studying. You will be encouraged to source your own placement with support from the work placement team and your tutor. Work placements often lead onto offer of an apprenticeship or paid employment once you have completed your course.


BTEC Nationals are assessed using a combination of internal assessments, which are set and marked by teachers, and external assessments which are set and marked by Pearson:

  • mandatory units have a combination of internal and external assessments
  • all optional units are internally assessed.
Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,290

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

New students
Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include maths and English. We also require a good reference from your school alongside your application.

Progressing students
Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus English and maths.

A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

Successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will enable you to progress to Higher Education studying for HND in Business, AAT or Degree in a business-related subject. Or you might decide to go directly into a range of jobs in areas such as Accounts, Marketing, Personnel or Retailing.

Potential career routes in the Business industry:

  • Accountancy
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Communication
  • Company secretary
  • Customer service
  • E-commerce
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial project management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Pension and insurance administration
  • Product promotion
  • Retail
  • Sales executive
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021