Level 3 National Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Business and Finance – Welwyn Garden City


The world of business is changing rapidly, globalisation is the new norm. Small businesses are gaining international clients, Cryptocurrency is gaining momentum and world news impacts our everyday lives. Whether you are planning to enter business management or a financial path completing a BTEC in Business will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed.

Careers in Business and Finance are wide and varied, from accountancy to financial planners to analyst. Jobs in the business and financial sector can be well-paid, which explains why they’re in such great demand. Many universities offer Business and Finance degrees which can be 3 or 4 years and the UCAS tariff points awarded on this course will enable you to apply.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The units within the Business and Finance course have been selected to provide you with a holistic view of the world of business but with a focus on finance. Some of the units that you will be taught include:

– Personal & Business Finance
– Developing a Marketing Campaign
– Managing an Event
– Effective Management of Debt
– Exploring Business

Completing a BTEC in Business will equip you with the skills and knowledge around a range of careers within the financial & business sector such as book-keeping, management principles, business and personal finance and budgeting.

Am I right for the course?

You will need to have a genuine interest in business and entrepreneurship and be able to work as part of a team. You need to be willing to undertake group and individual presentations, commit to excellent attendance, have good time-keeping and dedicate yourself to the successful completion of assignments to the prescribed deadline are essential to succeed on this course.

Four GCSEs at Grade 4 / C or above including Mathematics and English, or a Level 2 qualification in business or a related vocational area

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths at the appropriate level for you and take part in work placements to develop your skills and confidence.

The course is delivered by experienced staff that have worked in a wide range of relevant areas and they draw upon this experience to ensure that the curriculum is engaging, relevant and contextualised.

What Next?

Many of our students use the course to gain UCAS points to go to study at Higher Education, here is a list of some of the most common courses that our students progress onto:

BA (Hons) Accounting
BA (Hons) Business Economics
BA (Hons) Finance & Economics
BA (Hons) International Business
BA (Hons) Business Management

Potential careers include; Risk Manager, Accountant, Financial Planner, Bookkeeper, Supply Chain Manager

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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