Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Business (QCF) (Part-Time)

Provided by TEG International College

Course introduction


Awarding Body

Pearson Education Ltd, United Kingdom


Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Business is designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. It gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification accredits the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in the college. The qualification provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Learning Objectives

  • To allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding, including the business environment, accounting, human resource, marketing, law, business communication, administration and management, required by the sector;
  • To allow learners to develop practical and technical skills in accounting, human resource, marketing, business communication, administration and management, required by the sector;
  • To encourage learners to consider personal development for occupational roles;
  • To allow learners to apply generic skills such as communication skill, negotiation skill, problem solving skill, decision making skill, and teamwork;
  • To help learners to become occupationally ready to take up employment in business at the appropriate level.


Units Unit Level Credits
The Business Environment 3 10
Business Resources 3 10
Introduction to Marketing 3 10
Business Communication 3 10
Business Accounting 3 10
Management Accounting 3 10
Aspects of Contract and Business Law 3 10
Managing Business Information 3 10
International Business 3 10

Teaching and Learning Methods

Delivery of the module/unit will be through a blend of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops (if applicable). Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, which are employed in a range of modules: they are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.

Students are expected to take greater responsibility for their own learning as they progress through their programmes. The student-centred approach will be encouraged through the use of specific teaching strategies; case studies; projects and practical exercises (if applicable), supplemented by the use of appropriate support materials; etc. Active engagement with the subject material enhances learning and many of the learning strategies used attempt to promote this.

Assessment and Examinations

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Business is assessed by written assignments. The assessment strategies are designed to provide fitness for purpose for the individual units of study. Assessments relate directly to learning outcomes and one assessment usually covers a range of learning outcomes. Assessments take the form of examinations (seen/unseen, open book, essays/short answers – if applicable), report, case study, presentations, individual and/or group reports etc. All assessments are equal weighting.

Graduation Requirements and Progression

Students are required to pass 9 modules/units of Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma.  Successful students can progress into the first year of Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma or Bachelor’s degree programme recommended by TEG International College.

Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following requirements:

  1. Singaporean students with at least 17 years of age; 4 GCE ‘O’ Levels or completion of a recognised Access or Foundation programme including LCCI, NITEC, Diplomas and other equivalent qualifications.Cambridge International Diploma, NITEC Intermediate, Diplomas and other equivalent qualifications.
  2. Mature Singaporeans and Foreign students over 18 years of age, who have suitable industrial and commercial experience but who do not possess the required qualifications may also be considered.
  3. Foreign students with at least 17 years of age; 4 GCE ‘O’ level equivalent or completion of a recognised Access or Foundation programme including Diplomas and other equivalent qualifications.
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study conducted in English medium may satisfy the English Language requirement.
  • Students who do not meet the above requirements are required to pass TEG English Language Entry Test OR an interview to be conducted by the TEG International College Academic Director (ELT).

Attendance Requirements

International Students (ICA student pass holder) must attend a minimum of 90% of scheduled course hours at all time. A minimum attendance of 75% must be achieved for local students (Singaporean, PR, Employment Pass, S Pass and work permit holders etc.) who are not holding student pass. Students whose attendance is below 90% (ICA Student Pass holder) and 75% (local students) are not eligible to submit the assignment or sit for the examination.

A student who is absent or considered to be absent from class/session, must provide documentary proof i.e. Original Medical Certificate issued by a General Practitioner, Polyclinic or Hospital to his/her Course Administrator immediately on his/her return to school.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration

Full Time: 3 hours per day X 5 days a week X 9 months

Part Time:  3 hours per day X 3 days a week X 15 months

Commencement and Completion Dates/Month (Full time) (8 Months)

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March (Current year) November (Following year)
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Commencement and Completion Dates/Month (Part time) (15 Months)

Course Commencement Course Completion Month
March (Current year) June (Following year)
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Teacher - Student Ratio

TEG teacher-student ratio will not exceed:

1:40 for lecturing

1:30 for classroom teaching; and

1:20 for tutorials

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: