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BTEC Level 3 – Applied Foundations in Business

BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma in Business

September, 2020 

12 months



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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business / Applied Foundations in Business

Our BTEC Level 3 Applied Foundations in Business offers students a professional pathway towards higher qualification and employment in business and management. This qualification is awarded by Pearson, the worlds largest learning company to ensure the skills you acquire are recognized worldwide.

This programme is designed to appeal to both students interested in a career in business and to those who already have experience of working in the sector. The course provides in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses and equips students with the skills required to succeed in their career as well as at university.

This vocational course is designed in consultation with employers, qualified higher education providers and business experts. The syllabus balances the future professional needs with academic progression through applying practical knowledge to ‘real life’ scenarios. The students get the opportunity to obtain a variety of industry-specific skills, helping them stand out to recruiters.

BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma in Business provides pathway towards a rewarding career, with options to transfer to over 200 universities worldwide or gain employment at an entry level.

For programme registration details, contact our Course Advisors here

Why UKCBC Dubai?

  • Credibility
    We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
  • Pearson Qualifications
    Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
  • Affordable
    We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
  • Practical
    Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real world events and situations when completing their assignments.
  • Partnerships
    We are partnered with two prestigious universities – University of Birmingham Dubai Campus & Bath Spa University, UK to allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
  • Student Support
    Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.

Course Assessments

The BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma in Business is divided into various modules. As with each Pearson qualification, the course involves both internal and external assessments. Students will give presentations, undertake on-job placements and create independent research projects as part of the grading process.

Main types of assessment:

  • Written reports, essays.
  • Creation of financial documents.
  • Work-based projects.
  • PowerPoint (or similar) presentations.
  • Presentations with assessor questioning.


Career Progression

Course Structure

BTEC Level 3 Business students must complete a total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH); the guided learning hours are broken up by modules, with each module equating to 60 GLH.
Qualification Credit Value: 180 Credit value
Total Number of Units: 18 units (4 mandatory units & 14 specialist units).

Programme units

Unit 1: Exploring Business
Unit 2: Research and Plan a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3: Business Finance
Unit 4: Managing an Event
Unit 5: International Business
Unit 6: Principles of Management
Unit 7: Business Decision Making
Unit 8: Human Resources
Unit 9: Team Building in Business
Unit 10: Recording Financial Transactions
Unit 13: Cost and Management Accounting
Unit 17: Digital Marketing
Unit 19: Pitching for a New Business
Unit 20: Business Ethics
Unit 22: Market Research

For more information on the course structure, you can connect with our Academic Advisor here

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 D`s in IGCSE’s including Math, English and a related subject
  • Grade 10 or equivalent in any curriculum with minimum 55%
  • BTEC Level 2 in a related field
  • Other related level 2 qualifications
  • Related work experience
  • Additional English language proficiency may apply where medium of teaching is not English

Students applying for Fast Track (12 month) programme must show additional competency and pass an interview with the admissions officer.

Tuition Fees    

BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma / Applied Foundations in Business 

Fast Track (12 month) AED 39,000 Full course
Regular Track (18 – 24 months) AED 27,000 per year


Additional Fees 

Administration Fee 

Amount (AED) 

One-time Application fee


Security deposit (refundable)


Transportation Fees

600-800 per month depending on location/emirate

Visa Fee


Medical Insurance


Visa deposit (refundable)



Scholarships and discounts available. For more details on the fee structure, scholarships and discounts please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

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