Level 3 in Business Studies


The content of Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management and finance, as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. The programme allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills they require to work in Business Management roles.

Entry Requirements 

The Level 3 qualifications can be offered to Learners from age 17. Our accreditation body does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but Centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

English Requirements:

If you are not from the United Kingdom or a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence that you are competent in English language at a minimum of CEFR (the Common European Framework) level B1 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 4.5 in each component.

Duration and Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over six months for full-time study.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face through lectures, tutorials, seminars, field visits to industry.


Passing the Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies enable learners direct entry into Year 1 of a three year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas.