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Level 3 Diploma in Business (90-Credit) (Year 1) West Herts College


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The world of business offers a huge variety of careers and opportunities. Develop a broad spectrum of skills, knowledge and personal qualities key to progressing in the business sector as you prepare to further your studies at College or university, or enter the working world. This course is ideal for students with a keen interest in business and how it is developed and how businesses work, develop and make a profit.

What will I study?

In the first year, your programme of study includes:

The business environment - learn the impact of the economic environment on businesses and understand how businesses are organised to achieve their purposes

Marketing and accounting - understand different marketing techniques, the purpose of accounting and the categorisation of business income and expenditure

Contract and business law - understand the legal requirements for a valid contract and the meaning and effect of terms in a standard form contract

Website design strategy - know the purposes of a range of websites and be able to plan the development of a website for an organisation

Recruitment and selection - learn the processes involved in recruitment planning and be able to participate in a selection interview

These will lead onto a specialist pathway of your choice, from the following subjects:

  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Sales and marketing
  • General business

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.

What can I do next?

Successful students can progress into work across a wide range of business-based careers.

Further study options include the Foundation degree in Business with a specialism – either here at West Herts College or at university. Over 80% of our students progress to university to study a BA/BSc (Hons) degree.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Level 3 Diploma in Business (90-Credit) (Year 1).

Full Time (1 year)

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09 Sep


Watford Campus

Hempstead Road,



WD17 3EZ, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

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09 Sep


Hemel Hempstead Campus


Hemel Hempstead,


HP1 1HD, England

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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