Business & Computing

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business with IT (leading to Level 3 Diploma in Business and Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT in year 2)

Start Date: 4th September 2017
Course Code: C01467 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/6750/3

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y

Successful Year 1 students can automatically progress to the second year of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.

Course Content

 Core units listed below : 

  • Business Communication.
  • The Business Environment.
  • Introduction to Marketing.
  • Business Resources.
  • Computer Systems.
  • Communication and Employability Skills for IT.

Additional Qualifications from the following may be obtained .

  • OCR Sage Computerised Accounting.
  • Essential Skills in Numeracy/Communication and ICT.


Course Aims

To equip students with the knowledge of business and IT and practical skills necessary to gain employment . To enable students to progress onto degree and HND qualifications.

Special Features

On completion of year one a 60 Credit Diploma in Business is awarded which is equivalent to one 'A' Level. Successful students can automatically progress to the second year of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.  

The Level 3 course gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of both Business and Information Technology skills within the Business Enironment. The course is particularly relevant for employers who seek to employ someone who has both Business and IT skills. The course also offers a pathway to higher education courses within the College and through UCAS both in Business and Information Technology.

Assessment Methods

A mix of continuous assessment and examination throughout the year based on a range of assignments and projects across all units.

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Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grades C or above or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business or Information Technolgy. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades. Studnents who have not gained English, Mathematics or ICT at grade C or above will be required to attend Essential Skills classes in Numeracy, Communication and ICT TO gain the Equivalent of 3 additional GCSE's

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This course will enable the successful student to apply for our Higher Education courses, such as the Level 5 HND in Business, Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business or through the UCAS system to University.

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Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221
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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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