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BTEC Business (Single & Double)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent. Grade C or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

The course will give students an insight of how businesses operate on a day to day basis. Students will understand what it takes to make a particular business run smoothly.They will explore the background of successful businesses and understand how a company can excel. Students will be given the opportunity to create a marketing campaign as well as a business plan, which will allow them to build on inter-personal skills. They will also look at the financial elements of a business, to understand the activities  which can have an influence on the decisions made when a business is expanding or contracting.


Four units of work must be completed for the Extended Certificate in Business which is equivalent to one A Level over two years. This consists of three mandatory units and one optional unit; optional units will be selected by teaching staff. Students will be given the opportunities  to explore business, develop marketing campaigns,develop their understanding of personal and business finance as well as develop and plan business events. Units are internally and externally assessed. Assessment for the BTEC  qualifications is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria.Learners will get the opportunity to submit a formative and summative assessment of work. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. An examination is also a part of an externally assessed unit.

Career Opportunities

After completing this course learners can continue in further  education, start an apprenticeship or look forward to the world of work. This course will aid the learner in the following careers: Business, Marketing,  Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Procurement, Administration,  Logistics, Web Design, Research &  Development, Retail, Education and learners wanting to  start  up their  own business where they can become the next big entrepreneur, or even the next company to make a million.

Course Details

For more information please contact Mr B Edge, Head of Business in Business 3.