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BTEC Business

Course Information

Title: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business
(equivalent to one A Level)

Type: Vocational

Entry Requirements: Standard entry requirements. Prior study of business studies is not essential.

Course Length: 2 Years

Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5


Business is an applied general qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent to one A Level and aims to provide a coherent introduction to the study of the business sector.

What will I study

This 2 year course consists of 4 units:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 1: Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 2: Set task in exam conditions, including a pre-release
  • Unit 3: Written exam
  • Unit 8: Internally assessed assignment

Where can BTEC business studies lead?

Many different career paths including auditing, banking, communications, distribution, energy and utilities, hospitality and leisure, IT, insurance, journalism, law, logistics, manufacturing, media administration, production management, public relations, the public sector and defence, risk management and tax.

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