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Diploma in Business

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Our Diploma in Business aims to provide you with the fundamental business skills you need to get ahead.

Exam-free and delivered through a combination of face-to-face classes and online teaching, the course offers greater convenience, flexibility and control over your learning pace. 

Our system of personalised academic support takes into account individual learner needs and objectives.

Whether you’re aiming to progress in your chosen career or prepare for higher education in business or management, our diploma is your first step. 

July 2021
Regular start dates throughout 2021/2022
16 weeks
ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business

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  • Aims
  • Course Details
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Our Level 3 Diploma in Business aims to provide students with the fundamental business skills they need to get ahead. Delivered through a combination of face-to-face classes and online teaching, it offers greater convenience, flexibility and control over learning pace.

Our system of personalised academic support takes into account individual learner needs and objectives. Whether you’re aiming to progress in your chosen career or prepare for higher education in business or management, our diploma is undoubtedly your first step.

How will you learn?
The methods used across this course are varied to enable access to the curriculum for all students. Usual delivery methods include lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, group work and presentations.

Progression routes

The course has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree and may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.

Ideal for progression to BAJ Business School’s Higher National Diploma in Business Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management or Marketing pathway.

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is
the equivalent level to an A Level or Access to HE qualification.

The following list includes the four mandatory units to be completed in order to obtain
the Level 3 Diploma in Business, which are worth 15 credits each.

Unit 1: How Businesses Operate

This module introduces the learner to the different types of businesses organisations such as the public, private and charitable companies and the structures that such companies adopt in order to meet the challenges of the business environment. The module also provides insight the importance of keeping financial records, how to present financial information such as profit and loss accounts. It is important that entrepreneurs are able to understand the need to be able to produce their own profit and loss accountw to support the business. The module also explains the importance of customer services and some of the important legislation in the United Kingdom such as the Equality Act 2010 and key employment legislations that anyone working in business needs to know.

Unit 2: Marketing Principles and Techniques

This module exposes learners to the role played by marketing departments in every organisation. Learners will get the opportunity to identify and apply some of the tools and techniques used to identify particular types of customers. The module becomes important especially during a period of business uncertainty when profits are low, and Businesses need strategies to improve their profits. The unit provides learners with the tools and knowledge necessary to carry out research, applying information learnt to make informed decisions affecting the business.

Unit 3: Academic and Research Skills for Business

This module introduces learners to essential academic skills necessary when preparing coursework summary statements or referencing the work of other writers.
The most interesting aspect of this module is how it provides opportunity to learners to identify their own strengths and weakness at the beginning of the course and further provide the chance for learners to look at the progress made after the course/ module 4 has ended. Individual learners can therefore create plans for their own personal development.
Level 3 learners would be supported to understand the role of research in business environment. This module introduces students to the tools such as interview, observation and how these can be used to gather information for the business in order to make an informed decision.
The module supports students to understand how to present business information using technology such as the zoom, and Microsoft power point. Learners would have the opportunity to choose a topic and provide draft proposals to a teacher for feedback and further guidance. The skills gain from academic writing modules can support the drafting of business proposals and equips each learner with the necessary skills needed to present information effectively to business managers.

Unit 4: Communication Skills for Business

This communication module provides learners with an opportunity to develop their personal communication skills needed to be able to work as part of a team. The module looks at the importance of informal and formal communication methods and as well as barriers to communication within working environments. Learners get the opportunity to look at theories of communication, the importance of technology and how it can aid businesses.

Contact our admissions team to receive the Programme Specification

To apply for the Diploma in Business:

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over 19 years of age.

Applicants must have 5 GCSE or more at grades 4-5 (C), or a Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants without formal qualifications require 2 or more years’ work experience, personal statement, English and maths assessment equivalent to CEFR level B2. (CEFR – The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

After application

There will also be a one-to-one interview session to understand applicants’ motivations to learn.

Initial skills tests are used to help identify gaps and to ensure appropriate learning support can be provided.


2022: £2,573

93% of level 3 diploma students at BAJ received funding for their course in 2021. To find out if you could be eligible for full funding or a government funded-loan, contact our admissions team.

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