BTEC Level 3

Single and triple options available

Course Description

The world of business offers a huge variety of careers and opportunities. You can choose to do either single
Business (equivalent to one A level) or the extended diploma (equivalent to three A levels, a fulltime course).

The extended diploma is ideal for students with a keen interest in business, how they are developed, how they work and how they make a profit. Students on the extended diploma may wish to go into employment, study business
at university or go on to create their own businesses.

The single Business is suitable for students who wish to learn about business alongside other subjects such as sociology and criminology.

Single Qualification 

In the first year: 

  • Exploring Business – learn about the basics such as the different types of businesses and what makes them successful through the independent coursework on a variety of different case studies.  
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign – understand different marketing techniques and ways of undertaking market research so that you can produce your own marketing campaign for a given business. Examined unit. 

In the second year: 

  • Personal and Business Finance – explore the difference between the management of personal and business finances. For example we study cash flow, profit margins, banking and accounting. Examined unit. 
  • The English Legal System – learn about how the legal system works and its connection to business. This includes studying the different types of courts and personnel, crimes, punishments and powers.  

Extended Diploma 

This includes all of the units in the single certificate plus a variety of other topics such as Visual Merchandising, International Business, Criminal Law and Accounting.  

Specialist pathway might include: 

  • Finance 
  • Human resources 
  • Law 
  • Sales and marketing 

Business students, progress to careers in a huge range of different sectors and occupations, including customer services roles, marketing and communications, finance, sales and human resources. Many also choose to start their own businesses. 

Two years
  • Teamwork  
  • Academic research  
  • Use of statistics, tables and graphs  
  • IT  
  • Exam preparation skills 
  • The Extended Diploma is a full time course. 
  • The Single qualification would work well with any combination of A-Level/BTEC National courses including Law, Criminology, IT and Sociology.
  • Visits to local and national attractions such as the Harry PotterStudios and the Bank of England
  • Opportunity for a European residential in Year 2
  • Higher Education for degree/HND courses in a wide variety of business and economics degrees or you could specialise in an area you enjoy such as accounting, finance, marketing or human resources 
  • Business or Economics degree combined with another subject
  • Future employment

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 to 9 including English or Maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 programme.

A mixture of external exams and coursework.

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