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.
Entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths. No previous knowledge of Business is required.
Course assessment: 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.