BTEC Business Studies (Level 3)

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BTEC Business Studies (Level 3)

What Topics Will I Study?

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects. If you are looking to enhance your career prospects, wanting to go onto further study in Business or want to develop skills and understanding that are directly relevant to the business world, then BTEC Business is for you. The Business course provides learners with an introduction to and understanding of:

  • The Business Environment
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Management of Human Resources and Personal & Business Finance

For coursework-based units, students will produce a portfolio of evidence showing that they have met all of the assessment objectives. This will be evidenced through practical assignments, oral presentations/ demonstrations, written reports and project work. Submission deadlines are set throughout the year. You will need to ensure that you are organised and enjoy spending time working through a range of individual tasks. There is a mixture of assessment within the Extended Certificate in Business course, with 50% of the course being externally assessed.

Unit 1 : Exploring Business-internally assessed

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign-externally assessed

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance-externally assessed

Unit 8 : Recruitment and Selection Process-internally assessed.

Learners will develop personal skills in the areas of leadership, team working, communication and problem solving within a business context. They will also develop skills in accounting, business administration, personal selling, enterprise, recruitment, business start-up and ICT.

Please click on the plus sign below for links to an exam and course overview.

What Grades do I Need at GCSE Level?

The BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A-Level. If you wish to study this course you will need to have a minimum of a level 4 in Maths and English with a level 4 in GCSE Business, if you studied it. You do not need to have studied Business at GCSE in order to choose it at BTEC/A-Level.

Career Paths

This course provides a solid and varied business knowledge and is good preparation for a successful career. It also provides the necessary entry requirements for a wide range of higher education courses including HNDs and degrees. After completing this course learners will find themselves prepared for entry into a range of professions including: Financial Services, Retail administration, Sales, Law, Management Human Resources and Event Management.

Further Information

If you would like further information on any aspect of the BTEC National Extended Certificate, please contact Mr Gregory (Head of Business & Enterprise):

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