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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Finance

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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Finance
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The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Finance aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the foundations of business, and the course also details how accounts are prepared for different business types, details of costs and revenues, and professional ethics in finance. The course units are designed to ensure that learners gain the core attributes needed by employers in business settings. This Level 3 business course will focus on providing an understanding of the business environment, offer an in-depth study of technical skills for business, and provide opportunities to acquire technical and practical skills. The Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Finance is accredited by UK OFQUAL which is delivered 100% online and let learners earn UCAS points.

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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Finance

Regulated by Ofqual

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Duration and Delivery

This L3 Diploma in Finance course is designed to be completed over two years of full-time study. However, we provide our learners with flexible online study, meaning that our learners choose their own timeframe for completion. We have seen learners complete the course in as little as 4 months of full-time study. The qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Should you get stuck, you can always consult your 24x7 online tutor support.

Assessment & Verification

All units within this NCFE L3 online course are internally verified by our qualified internal assessors and externally verified by NCFE. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes to polish your business and finance skills. Each unit is graded using the following structure; Not Yet Achieved, Pass, Merit, and Distinction.


Successful completion of this Level 3 Business course enables the learners to progress onto Level 4 Business Courses, such as the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management or the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business and Accountancy, and generally onto other Level 4 Finance or Accounting related qualifications. As this business Diploma is regulated and approved by OFQUAL (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations), the learner will get the opportunity to progress to higher levels of study at UK University or FE colleges.?Completion will also give learners UCAS points, depending on your grade. Learners get 24 for a pass, 48 for merit, 72 for a distinction, and 84 for a distinction*.


Unit 1: Business culture and responsibilities

Unit 2: Produce documents in a business environment

Unit 3: Solve problems in a business environment

Unit 4: Work with others in a business environment

Unit 5: Manage and improve own performance in a business environment

Unit 6: Respond to change in a business environment

Unit 7: Accounts preparation

Unit 8: Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships

Unit 9: Costs and revenues

Unit 10: Professional ethics

Who is this course for?

This course is for learners looking to learn practical skills in a business environment with a relation to finance. This course provides UCAS points and so will also be helpful for students looking to top-up on UCAS points to advance to university.


For entry into this course, learners must meet the following criteria:

  • This course can be offered to learners of all ages.
  • While not mandatory, learners may benefit from having a Level 2 qualification.
  • Learners must have the general capacity to undertake this course.
  • Taught in English only.

English Language Requirements:

Learners are expected to have English language proficiency of CEFR Level B2. This can be shown in the following ways:

  1. Being a native English speaker.
  2. Heaving achieved IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  3. Having done your last two years of schooling in English.
  4. Passing the free English language test on our website.

Career path

This course can prepare a learner for a role relating to business finance and can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced courses- including University degrees.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.