Business Studies Department
LEVEL 3: Diploma in Business (QCF)
The NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (QCF) is an Applied General qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate key transferrable study skills, mathematical understanding and applied IT competency, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of business and economics.
In addition successful candidates will fulfil the main entry requirements for NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Business or Level 4 Diploma in Business IT, as well as opening up opportunities to access a range of higher education courses or employment. Examples of higher education opportunities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in Business Management, Marketing, International Business, Accounting and Finance and examples of employment opportunities include roles such as Accounts Clerk, Recruitment Consultant and Accounting Technician.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business syllabus and assessment is suitable for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners.
The above purpose is stated in the Qualification Specification, Section 1.1, Page 4. The Qualification Specification is published here on our website.
NCC Education is regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to award the Level 3 Diploma in Business (QCF) in England. Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/6416/X.
For entry onto the NCC Education L3DB qualification you must have:
You must study the following five core units:
Assessments for all units will be offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are all assessed by either examination or assignments.
Access past papers and sample assessments below:
Mathematical Techniques: IT Skills:
Introduction to Business: Accounting and Economics:
The L3DB qualification allows admission to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business and Level 4 Diploma in Business IT (each equivalent to Year 1 of a UK Bachelor's degree).
Progression routes can be found on our University Progression page.