Level 3 BTEC & LIBF Diploma

Business & Finance

Combine your BTEC Business with a Diploma in Financial Studies


Level 3

Career Sector

Financial & Professional Services

Available At


Start Date


Course overview

Enjoy the benefits of studying a dynamic, combined programme that looks into the modern Business environment and Financial Services markets. 

The combined elements of both Business and Finance will be particularly useful if you are looking to work in a Financial Service setting.

What will I study?

This course is a mixture of two separate qualifications:

The Business element consists of a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business, equivalent to approximately three A-Levels.

The finance element consists of a Diploma in Financial Studies from the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), which is equivalent to approximately one A-Level.

You will be introduced to all aspects of financial products and services, studying how customers and service providers make decisions. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage your own finances.


Core Modules

Business Environment

Business Resources


Business Communications

Additional Modules

Internet Marketing

Business Accounting

Managing a Business Event

Business Ethics

Managing Teams

The LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies contains four units over two years. In year one you’ll concentrate on personal financial capability, and successful completion leads to an award of the Certificate in Financial Studies. In year two you’ll apply the skills and knowledge learnt in year one to a wider examination of the Financial Services industry.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths.


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 5 or above.

Why study Business & Finance at USP College?

  • The course will embody the true spirit of business and enterprise and will challenge students at all levels.
  • There will be a number of engaging course trips where students can observe and see businesses working in an organic business and financial services environment.
  • There will be a number of selected guest speakers from industry sharing their experience and real life work knowledge.

What could I do next?

You could progress to a number of Business related degree programmes, typically in areas like: banking, financial services, marketing, events management, accounting, Business management or law.

Many students prefer to progress directly to full-time employment in key industries, such as: banking and financial services, marketing, retail management, office administration and public services.

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