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Business - Level 3 BTEC Certificate



 
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Useful Information

This is a practical course that will give students the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on real-life situations linked to a variety of well-known businesses. The course is enhanced by external visits, which provide students with the context for their work. This course is assessed through coursework, which includes presentations, role play and other practical elements, as well as traditional business formats, including an exam. The course aims to provide students with the independent working and communication skills necessary for both employment and further education.


The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level.



Course Overview

To provide the knowledge, understanding and skills that allow students to gain business sector experience that will prepare them for further study or training.
The learning programme covers the following mandatory content areas;


 • Business Environments
 • Finance
 • Marketing
 • International Business
 • Management

 



Course Highlights
In the first year of the course students will plan and run an event of their choice which will involve teamwork and creativity. In the second year students will take part in 30 hours of work experience in a business environment.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
The BTEC Level 3 Business Extended Diploma is a course that meets entry requirements for students who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support students who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector.

Assessment

This course is assessed through coursework. Students will complete mandatory units. The points achieved on each unit will be added together to form an overall grade.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.



Entry Requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above. Additionally for Business, English minimum Grade 4 and Maths minimum Grade 4 or equivalent qualifications (a Merit or higher at BTEC Level 2 in the same subject is accepted as part of the 4 GCSE passes).

Students will enjoy this course if they:

  • Prefer coursework
  • Like doing presentations and pitches
  • Would like to develop an understanding of how businesses work
  • Are able to complete independent research

Students should have a general interest in how businesses work. They should also be comfortable with ICT and enjoy group work, problem solving, presentations, working with numbers and meeting deadlines.

This course is assessed through coursework. Students will complete mandatory units. The points achieved on each unit will be added together to form an overall grade.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.



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