BTEC National Diploma in Business (Double)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law

What will you be working towards?

Code Bu01
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


BTEC qualifications are equivalent to A Level. They are units that need to be completed are dependent on the size of the qualification that you are studying.

All of these options are available for you to study either alongside your A Level’s or instead of.


How will I learn?

Business BTEC uses a combination of assessment styles:

• Internal assignments: Work-related assignments set and marked by the student’s teacher.

• External Tasks: Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by Edexcel (Pearson).

• Written exams: Written answers to practical questions set and marked by Edexcel (Pearson).

Lessons will be taught using a number of different methods, which include teacher led lessons, group and individual presentations, interactive tasks, and practical work-related activities. Resources and a comprehensive reading list will be provided for the course units, but students are expected to commit to further reading, to extend their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Students may have the opportunity to attend conferences, local universities and businesses in order to enhance their understanding of the course.

What will I learn?

The BTEC Level 3 Business aims to provide students with a vocational, practical course that looks at real life situations and allows students to develop skills and knowledge required in modern day business. The content of the qualification supports progression to higher education or employment in a variety of sectors.

Students will study at least three mandatory units that will include:

• Exploring Business

• Developing a Marketing Campaign

• Personal and Business Finance

• The other mandatory units are shown in a darker colour

Students will complete at least one optional unit, this will depend on the pathway that the student is following. The potential units are shown below. Some units contain a mandatory work placement element.

How will it be delivered?

Students will study units depending on the size of the qualification they opt for. Unit 3 is an externally assessed exam that is 90 minutes long. The exam is sat in the summer of year 12 with an option to retake during year 13 if required.

There are units that are externally assessed, with the remainder being internally assessed.

Shown below is an example delivery plan for the units within a National Extended Diploma (Equivalent to 3 A Levels)

More information can be found at:

Entry requirements

Ideally at least 5 Grade 4’s and above including English and Maths. 

Your next steps...

BTEC Business has been chosen to allow learners to develop their knowledge in a range of areas, where particular interests and career aspirations can be followed. The course enables students to develop essential business skills required for a wide range of employment, including retail, finance, HR, and marketing. The qualification will also enable students to progress on to further/higher qualifications and training.