Business, BTEC National Extended Certificate (level 3)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Bs
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational or A level course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).


Students will complete four units:

Unit 1 Exploring Business (set and marked internally)

In this Unit students explore two different businesses to understand the reasons why they are successful using a range of comparative analysis tools.

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (3 hour Task set and marked by Pearson)

This unit covers the development of marketing campaigns and will be assessed through the completion of a pre-seen case study set in exam conditions.

Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (2 hour Written Exam and marked by Pearson)

Both personal and business finance are crucial aspects of management required to ensure success. This unit not only develops student’s knowledge of business finance but also assists them in understanding how to manage their own finances.

Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection (set and marked internally)

This unit of coursework allows learners to explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. It gives learners the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.

How will it be delivered?

58% external assessment; 42% coursework. 

Entry requirements

Merit or above in a BTEC or 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above. Previous study of business is not essential.

Your next steps...

The IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway) is globally recognised and accepted by universities around the world. Some competitive university courses ask for specific IB subjects to have been studied as part of the Baccalaureate programme of study. We recommend that you research current grade requirements for that subject on and filter for the International Baccalaureate.

This qualification in business provides an excellent progression route into employment or university as it covers a number of specific business related subjects such as marketing, finance, economics and the business environment. The level 3 BTEC attracts UCAS points and a table that compares it with A level grades can be found on our website by clicking here