Business - National Foundation Diploma

course full
L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2019 — 19 June 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Keen to develop your skills and understanding of Business? Then our EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business and BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is the perfect choice for you! Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, students will achieve a practical, work related qualification, which is the equivalent to three A Levels. Studying in the College's dedicated classrooms and facilities, pupils will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based upon realistic, workplace situations, activities and demands.

What you will study

The EDEXCEL Level 3 Foundation Diploma is studied in the first year and is made up of 6 units:

1. Exploring Business
2. Developing a Marketing Plan
3. Personal and Business Finance
4. Managing an Event

Plus 2 Optional Units.

Successful completion of Year 1 will lead to a transfer to the EDEXCEL Level 3 Extended Diploma in the second year and the study of a further 7 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: £30.00

Entry requirements

5 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
  • 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

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

19 June 2020

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

17.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business


What our students say

The College has given me great opportunities through the Career Ready Programme, I have been able to go to London and work with Fresh Fields Law Firm and various other businesses in Cardiff. I love this campus and am hoping to progress on to University next year.

Connor Jozsef Csuszor
Studied Business Level 3

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE