National Foundation Diploma in

Business - Level 3

Quick facts

  • The qualification - Level 3 BTEC diploma awarded by Pearson

  • Funding - Via the Advanced Learner Loan - find out more here

  • Who it's for - Anyone wanting to develop their career or go on to further education

  • Location - Skills Growth Academy - Tower Bridge Centre

  • Duration - 6  months

  • Classes - Online via Zoom or classroom based 2 days a week 09:00 - 16:00 

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About National Foundation Diploma in Business


Skills Growth Academy offers the BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business at its East London centre, located just a stone's throw from Tower Bridge. The National Foundation Diploma in Business is designed to help learners pursue a career in business or to enable them to continue onto further education in the same or similar subjects.


During this course learners will:

  • Learn about different business structures and their purpose, how the external environment affects businesses and how businesses manage this in order to survive

  • Understand and gain skills for developing a marketing campaign

  • Gain an understanding of business and personal finance and become familiar with analysing and preparing financial information

  • Work in a small group to plan, coordinate and manage an event for a business or social enterprise, and evaluate the skills gained from this

  • Have the chance to learn about a variety of business functions and business topics through the selection of optional modules

Units Covered

During this course you will complete 6 units, 4 of which are compulsory and 2 of which are optional.


Modules will include:

  • Exploring Business

  • Developing a Marketing Campaign

  • Personal and Business Finance

  • Managing an Event

  • Pitching for a New Business

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Cost and Management Accounting

Entry Requirements

We will assess all applicants suitability on a case-by-case basis. Successful applicants will likely possess one of the following or the equivalent of:


  • Five GCSEs A* - C

  • BTEC qualification(s) at Level 2​s​

  • GCSE or Functional Skills qualifications in English and mathematic

  • Relevant work experience


This course aims to provide career development to those already in work, to equip learners not in work or working in a different sector to find related work or to enable progression onto further education in similar or related fields of study.


This qualification is assessed through internal assessments, which are set and marked by teachers, and external assessments, which are set and marked by Pearson. 



This course can be delivered online via Zoom or in class at our Tower Bridge Centre with classes taking place two days a week 09:00 - 16:00. 

Our expert course tutor will guide you through the course and our centre is equipped with everything you need to be able to complete assignments and undertake independent study, including computers and laptops. 


The fee for this course is £2,573. The full course fee can be funded via the Advanced Learner Loan. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan here

Upcoming Courses

Course Date
Group A
Mondays & Tuesdays
Group B
Thursdays & Fridays