Level 3 Economics Diploma Entry Requirements
All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol into our Level 3 Economics Diploma course.
Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
Approximately 20 hours per unit.
Optional coursework and final examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.
Level 3 Economics Diploma Course Content
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 1 – The Economic Problem and the Production Possibility Frontier / Demand and Supply Analysis.
How much can be produced and what should be produced? Will demand always outstrip supply? What is price and how is it determined?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 2 – Market Failure / Government Intervention and Government Failure
Should governments allow a completely free market? Should they step in to support failing industries? Are some industries too important to be left to private ownership? Ought such industries to be government owned and operated?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 3 – Introducing Macroeconomics and Measuring the Economy
Macroeconomics is about the big picture- the very, very big picture. The world economy, national economies and how can all the world be in a depression or in a boom?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 4 – Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
Does supply always match demand? If not what happens to either?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 5 – Economic Growth
What is economic growth? How do we measure it? Is it always good? What about those who are left behind?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 6 – Government Intervention and Constraints
This builds on what has already been studied in module 2. There are many recent developments to consider.
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 7 – The Firm, Objectives, Growth, Revenue and Costs / Firms and the Market
Why do firms exist? What are they and what do they do? Can we manage without them?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 8 – Competition / Government Intervention
This is the synthesis of modules 6 & 7 and shows how they are interrelated.
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 9 – Globalisation and Patterns of Trade / How International Trade is Recorded and Financed
As we progress to the “Global Village” and the whole world becomes interconnected what are the implications for the world economy? Again is it a wholly positive move? Is there more to consider than simply extracting maximum profit?
Level 3 Economics Diploma Module 10 – Growth and Development / The Role of Government
What do governments have to do with all of what you have studied. This module is a summary and builds on what has already been studied in modules 6,7 & 8.
You can also contact your tutor if you feel you need more practice in any of the topics covered in this course.
This course is self-contained so you will not need to use any extra textbooks. However, you may find it useful to read other books on this subject. The following book has been recommended and there are references to this book if you would like extra background information.
Economics (Fifth Edition) Edexcel
Alain Anderton – Pearson
This textbook covers both AS and A2 economics, in the same layout as our Level 3 Diploma in Economics.
This Level 3 Economics Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.