BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Course

Take part in our BTEC Business course to gain the right qualifications for university

Obtain the qualifications and UCAS points you need to go to university with our BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business course.

The course

By the end of this 36 week course, you will receive a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business, which carries between 96 and 112 UCAS points and is equivalent to two A levels. This is a stand-alone Business qualification that is recognised by both higher education institutes and employers. 

Not only will you receive an academic qualification that will help you secure a spot on an undergraduate business degree course, at the university of your choice, you will also receive:

  • study skills training to prepare you for university
  • assistance with your university application
  • the option to take part in an industry-related internship


Course Content

The course aims to provide students with an academic, in depth understanding of the business world, by focusing on both practical and theoretical skills. It also aims to equip students with the essential study skills that they will require in higher education. The course includes: 

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma – 21 lessons per week
  • University Workshops
  • University application assistance
  • An internship opportunity


To be considered for this course, the following eligibility must apply to you: 

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Academic requirements: Equivalent to 4 GCSEs A*- C (with English and Maths)
  • Availability: Must be available between 24th September 2018 - 21st June 2019


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How many lesson are there per week?

There will be 21 lessons per week.

How long are the lessons?

The lessons will last 45 minutes.

When does the course begin and end?

The course will run from the 24th September 2018 to the 21st June 2019.

How much are the tuition fees? 

The course will cost £4,100. If you are 19+ you may be eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan which is up to £4,100*. 


Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to receive and Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loan Company, that are equivalent to the course fees of the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma. 

Who is eligible:

  • UK citizens who are 19 years by the first day of the course
  • Have been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course
  • Be a UK national or have settled status (this mean there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)
  • You will usually only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification.


After your course: If you complete this course and continue on to a higher education course, such as an undergraduate degree, Student Finance England will write off the loan. This means you do not have to repay the loan.


How to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan:

  1. Ask Twin for a Learning and Funding Information Letter
  2. Complete the application form online (you will need your passport and National Insurance Number)
  3. You will usually get confirmation within 2 weeks of applying for the loan