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Business BTEC Level 3

Curriculum Intent

To ensure students leave with essential skills and knowledge to embrace the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment both in the UK and around the world. Also to prepare students for the world of work, whether that is starting their own business or working for an organisation.

Why should I study Business?

Do you see yourself as a head of a successful Business? Do you have some great ideas for new products or services? Alternatively, perhaps you want to work for a large company by working in Marketing or Management.

Regardless of your vision, the BTEC Business course gives you an incredibly powerful start to launch you on your journey to becoming a successful businessperson. This Business Studies Course takes a holistic approach to the subject, it demonstrates the interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations to provide a dynamic course. The content is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society – they will study key contemporary developments such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Personal Finance and Marketing, as well as an insight into Stock Markets, and Global Economies.

It is a work related course, covering a range of activity tasks, role play, written assignments and exams. The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in future employment in business.

What skills will I gain?

BTEC Courses are vocational which allows you to develop your writing skills extensively.

You will be assessed via an exam, set tasks and coursework. Your assessment will involve completing activities including assignments with vocational scenarios that are related to the world of work. Skills developed will include note taking – vital for coursework, written communication, organisation, time management, interaction with others, independence, communication skills and resilience.

Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

The course itself takes the following format over 2 years

  • Unit 2 Exam – Marketing
  • Unit 3 Exam – Finance in Business
  • Unit 1 Coursework – The Business Environment
  • Unit 8 Coursework – Recruitment and Selection

What career paths is Business suitable for?

  • Business Management
  • Investment Consultant
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Analysts
  • Accountants
  • Business Ownership/Entrepreneurship
  • Business Advisory Services

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above; including English and/or maths.
  • National data suggests successful students will have achieved an average points score of 4.0 or more.