Course Outline
This qualification gives you a great platform to further develop your Business knowledge and a range of skills including problem solving, communication and ICT. This qualification will open many doors in the future.

Qualification Information:

Level: BTEC Level 3 extended certificate
Syllabus: Pearson
Duration: 2 Years

The BTEC in Business is a Level 3 qualification which is the equivalent of an A-level. It is at a more advanced level than the work you will have done in Year 11.

The learning programme covers the following content areas:

  • Business environments

  • Finance

  • Marketing

Entry Requirements

Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent) including a grade C or above in English. Learners will also need a grade C or above in Maths unless they have previously studied business and gained a C or a pass grade.

Studied business GCSE or BTEC before.

This course will be a natural progression route for those who have studied Business at Level 2 but will also appeal to those learners who have an interest in the world of Business.

What Will I Study?

Year 12

  • Exploring Business

  • Developing a Marketing campaign (exam)

Year 13

  • Personal business finance (exam)

  • Market research

How Will I Be Assessed?

All units will be assessed and graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*

The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Business course are:

  • Examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome

  • Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

Career Opportunities & Progression

  • A course in business provides an excellent foundation both for those looking for employment when they leave school, or who wish to go on to higher education to study subjects such as business, marketing, management, law, finance and accountancy.