Level 3 Subs Diploma Business

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £2573, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course provides learners with the opportunity to learn about the world of business directly from business owners themselves. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to understand how to run a successful business, and will be encouraged to take part in numerous enterprise projects.


This course is perfect for students who have a passion for business or who have studied business at GCSE level and want to develop a practical insight into this dynamic sector. You will explore business and develop your commercial awareness with a work placement.


You will study the following modules:
  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business.


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will gain the relevant experience and skills needed to work within the business world. Expert teaching staff will share their experiences of running businesses of their own.

To ensure you work to the best of your ability, you will receive written and verbal feedback for all assignments, and continuous assessment throughout the course. Lessons aim to stretch and challenge your knowledge and will include guest speakers and educational visits.

Each unit normally consists of three or more assessments. Each assessment can include: professional discussions, reports, presentations, case studies and group work. This will enable you to enhance academic and work place skills.

Maths and English


Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

New College Durham has direct links to local and national businesses, and encourages business students to take part in enterprise opportunities.

Previous students have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Young Enterprise competition as it allows them to get a taste of how to set up and run a business. One of our teams attended the area final at Beamish Hall Hotel and were delighted to be crowned the winners of the best business presentation.

Enterprise Day is an opportunity for our business students to gain a wider understanding of enterprise and the world of work. They learn from other people’s experiences, asking questions and making new contacts.


You will be expected to attend a work placement of 37 hours. The work placement will directly link to employability sessions and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to completed the course.

You could progress to FdA Business & Management at New College Durham, or a relevant subject at university.

Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment within the business industry.

Progress onto further study


FdA Business & Management

This foundation degree will help you to progress your career or get your foot on the management ladder.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Additional Costs

You will be asked to contribute £30 to participate in educational trips - this is optional.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college for a one-to-one interview.
Further Education

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Entry Criteria

You will have achieved a new grade 4 in GCSE maths or English, and four additional GCSEs at grade A-C (or grade equivalent). You will be required to have a Level 2 Business qualification or equivalent.