Business BTEC National (level 3) Extended Certificate

Business BTEC National (level 3) Extended Certificate

There are two level 3 BTEC courses available to choose from according to the degree of specialisation in business, that you wish to follow. All the courses contain a strong practical work related approach. This emphasis on practical skills ensures you leave the course fully prepared for either Higher Education or employment.

The Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A level)

This qualification will be taken alongside other level 3 subjects and is a two-year course. You follow a variety of units such as: Introduction to Business, Business Resources, Marketing, Business Communication and Business Finance.

The Diploma (equivalent to two A levels)

This qualification will normally be taken with one or two other subjects at level 2 or 3. You follow various core units, and special units from areas such as Accounting, Market Research and Law.

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths. No previous knowledge of Business is required.
There will be a combination of internally assessed practical projects and assignments, together with externally assessed examined units. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business is widely accepted and accredited by the great majority of universities as an excellentfoundation for degree study. Business Studies is one of the fastest growing university subjects and one of the largest.

You will be able to go on to a wide variety of degree courses in Business, Management and many related subjects or you can use your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business to access the professional world when you leave College.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business will prepare you particularly for a career in Business, Management, Administration, Marketing, Human Resources etc., but wherever you end up working, it is likely to be in a business!