Course Details

  • One of the most important and integral parts of any business is managing your finances effectively. This BTEC Level 3 Diploma has been designed specifically to develop your entrepreneurial skills with a focus on money and finance to help you succeed.

    You’ll learn about a wide of issues and topics that affect businesses of all shapes and sizes on a day to day basis, looking in-depth at effective resource management across different departments, and how this interacts with a company’s financials. You’ll also look at accounting practices in the business world and the economic impact globalisation can have on both international corporations and SMEs.

    Alongside the focus on finance, you’ll also be developing a variety of skills to help you stand out and achieve a rewarding career in the business sector. You’ll collaborate on projects with large businesses in Manchester, enhance your management skills, and understand the importance of communication and teamwork to reach those strategic goals.


  • You don’t need to have any specific experience in the business world to enrol on this course, but any previous knowledge of the sector will be beneficial.

    You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above though, including both English and Maths.
    Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • Every unit in this BTEC Diploma will be assessed with a specific assignment. What this assignment is will vary from topic to topic, and could include role plays, written course work, group work, presentations and an analysis of business case studies.

  • A Level 3 qualification means you’ll have the knowledge required to continue onto a university-level degree course in a business subject of your choice. With this finance-based diploma, you may wish to look at a foundation degree with The Manchester College in Business and Human Resource Management, alongisde the option to top this up to a BA (Hons) degree.

    The course will also ensure you’re equipped with the skills and abilities required to get a great job in the business sector, with a number of career opportunities to choose from. Link to Careers or Link to Careers 2 You may find yourself working as a Data Analyst or Financial Forecaster, or you could be overseeing an accountancy department in a large firm.

  • This course is free to enrol on if you’re 16-18 years old, but if you’re over 19, you might have to pay a tuition fee for this qualification.

    We have a large number of finance and funding options to help you afford any of the courses here at The Manchester College, and you might find you’re eligible for a reduction, a grant or a special loan. We’ve got a dedicated page to explain and help you understand the variety of fees, finance and funding support.

  • Would you like to find out more about this specific course, or ask us a question about anything related to studying at The Manchester College, including fees, finance or career opportunities?

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