Business — Level 3 Subsidary Diploma

Apply For Business — Level 3 Subsidary Diploma ...

Course information

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business is a 1 year programme, aimed at 16-18 year olds. It is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for employment in business.
Course Content
Core units:
• Business environment
• Business resources
• Introduction to Marketing
• Business Communication
Mandatory Units
The team will select optional units from a bank of 37 in order to give students the opportunity to achieve the 60 credits required to obtain the qualification. Units such as Business Accounting, Creative Product Promotion, Supply Chain and Stock Management, Business Ethics, Human Resource Management in Business, Developing Teams in Business, Managing a Business Event, Aspects of Contracts and Business Law, Business Project Management, Understanding Retailing, Fashion Retailing, Business and the Economic Environment, and Business Markets and the Economy will be considered as potential options.
Additional Study
In addition, there is an option for students to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (IFS course). This can provide up to 120 UCAS points over 2 years. This qualification will enhance the opportunities to progress onto higher education and/or to a career in financial services. Students are strongly recommended to take this option in addition to the main course.


BTEC Level Subsidiary Diploma in Business
IFS Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies

This course leads to...

The course will prepare students for employment or advancement at work. In addition, students will have the opportunity to progress onto a second year BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business course.
Students will benefit from the course as this will provide them with the knowledge and skills required to start their own business, or to seek employment in a business organisation.
Progression onto the second year will be at the discretion of the course leader subject to performance and level of attendance during the first year of the course.
The course complies with the new Qualification Credit Framework.

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements are 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above.

Students over 19 years old will be asked to sit an initial assessment test set by the college in English and Maths and achieve at least a level 2 GCSE A-C standard.

Some students may also be required to attend any provision created by the course team to improve the levels of English and Mathematics.

Apply Now »

Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 158332

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Apply Now »