Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business (QCF)

Awarded by Pearson Education Limited

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is awarded by Pearson Education Limited (Pearson) and accredited onto the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 3.

Students undergo a variety of units covering a wide spectrum of Business Administration and Management that will equip them with education and training for a range of careers in business such as management, administration, personnel and marketing.


BTEC Standard Verifier’s audit report (SV) (July 2018)

“The Centre is delivering with integrity. The team are a small, yet professional group of individuals with a student-centred ethos…A significant degree of rigour is evident in all practices relating to assessment and quality assurance for units within the BTEC Level 3 Business Programme. The Centre should keep up this level of diligence as BTEC’s are promoted in the region.”


Programme Duration

Full-time:  12 months               Part-time: 18 months

Programme Structure

Full-time students will study 3 course units each term.  Total 4 terms.

Part-time students will study 2 course units each term.  Total 6 terms.

Mode of Delivery

Guided learning hours consist of lectures, tutorials, group discussions, project meetings.

Assessment / Examinations

Written assignments, class presentations and projects.  No formal examinations.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicant must be 16 years and above.
  • Completed 10 years of education OR four GCSE passes at grades A* – C or equivalent
  • English Proficiency of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent. (Applicable to international students whose last 3 years of prior education was not delivered in English)
  • Appropriately experienced applicants who do not fully meet the minimum academic requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduation Requirement

Students must successfully pass all 12 course units with a minimum of 120 credits with at least 90 credits at Level 3 or above.

Course Units

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Internet Marketing in Business
  • Training in the Business Workplace
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Managing Physical Resources in a Business Environment

Note: Course units may change due to changes in Pearson framework or course reviews.

Attendance Criteria

Student Pass holders are required to maintain an attendance of 90% and above to meet the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) requirements. All students need to attend at least 75% of classes to be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance.

Average Teacher to Student Ratio


Educational Pathway

Successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business can progress onto the Pearson BTEC level 5 Higher National Diploma programmes.

Programme Intake

2020 (Full-Time & Part-Time)

6 January, 6 April, 6 July and 27 September

Programme Fees (in Singapore Dollars)

Fees effective from 1 January 2018.


Course FeeS$9,704.00
Hospitalization & Surgical InsuranceS$100.00
Administrative FeeS$600.00
Assessment FeeS$650.00
Course MaterialsS$1,080.00
Fee Protection SchemeS$151.68
Application FeeS$500.00
7% Goods & Services TaxS$895.00


Course FeeS$6,750.00
Administrative FeeS$200.00
Assessment FeeS$650.00
Course Materials S$1,080.00
Fee Protection SchemeS$108.50
Application FeeS$150.00
7% Goods & Services Tax S$625.70

Note: Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Programme flyer:

Pearson BTEC Business

Updated 29 January 2020