Business Marketing - National Foundation Extended Certificate

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

The EDEXCEL Level 3 Business Certificate and BTEC Diploma Business course is a practical, work related qualification. This course is equivalent to two A Levels. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.  

What you will study

The EDXCEL Levels 3 Extended Certificate is studied in the first year and is made up of 4 units:  

  1. Exploring Business  
  2. Developing a Marketing Plan  
  3. Personal and Business Finance 
  4. Plus 1 optional unit.  

Successful completion of Year 1 will lead to a transfer to the EDEXCEL Level 3 Diploma in the second year and the study of a further 4 units.  

In addition, students will undertake:  Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy.

Career Ready
When you have chosen your course, we highly recommend you register to the Career Ready programme.  This is a programme that runs alongside your course to ensure a transformational journey, and it will help you to enter the world of work or university with confidence, skills and professional networks, which are needed to fulfil your potential.

We will provide you with a mentor, workplace visits, master classes and work based experiences, which may include an internship.  All of which will build on your studies, to help you develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in your future careers.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grades A* - C including English Language and Maths (or equivalent) or Business Level 2 qualification with GCSEs Grades A* - C in English Language and Maths (or equivalent). International students will require an IELTS score of 5.5 or above.

Teaching and assessment

  • Regular assignments and written exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

Level 3 has been a big jump from Level 2 but the tutors have been great in supporting me with that transition. The campus is really cool and it doesn’t feel like a college at all. It’s a really useful place to study. There’s so many things to learn on the course, about business and taxes, there’s also great career opportunities at the end of it. I’ve had an amazing time so far.

Indeep Singh
Accounting Level 3 Student

Career prospects & further study

This qualification provides good preparation for employment and for progression onto higher education courses in a business related area.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

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CF10 5FE

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Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ