BTEC qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors.  The qualification gives leaners the knowledge and understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment.  On successful completion of BTEC level 3 qualifications, a learner can progress to or within education and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels, and it has been designed as a full two-year programme.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the business sector. The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the business sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

 Extended Diploma in Business Exam Board: Pearson