BUSINESS – BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
(Equivalent to 2 A-levels)
Examining Board: Pearson, Head of Department: Miss L Fish
A BTEC National Diploma is a level 3 qualification that will provide a vocational approach to studying Business. Through analysing real businesses and applying knowledge to ‘real life’ scenarios, all students will have the opportunity to learn a huge variety of skills that will form a strong basis for them to either use for their progression into university or into the world of business.
This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels.
This course provides a natural progression from Business and Economics. Although it would be an advantage to have completed these, they are not essential prerequisites. We would encourage any student to apply for this course due to the ‘real life’ approach to its units. The assessments are linked to a variety of businesses to support learning and a number of the units require students to experience the topics. An event will be planned and run during year 2 and team building includes a ‘corporate team building’ day out.
How is the course assessed?
The course is made up of 8 units, 6 mandatory units which everyone takes, and 2 optional units.
Year 12 Exploring Business, Personal and Business Finance, Principles of Management, Work Experience in Business
Year 13 International Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Managing an Event, Team Building in Business
Units are either internally assessed via an assessed written unit or externally assessed through written exams or controlled assessment tasks. The two options units require students to complete a number of activities outside of the classroom and will complete a week’s work experience.
BTEC Diploma in business
Equivalent to two A Levels
Entry Criteria: Distinction at Level 2 Business BTEC (if this course was taken at Key Stage 4) and GCSE grade 5 in English and Maths
What can I do at the end of the course?
Vocational courses are increasingly valuable to businesses and universities, as they can prepare students for the ‘real world’. It is our aim in the Business department to ensure we provide every student with the tools they will need to step into a University course or pursue a specific career.
If you decide to go to university or college, you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting.
If university isn't for you there are and increasing number of business related higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.