BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business (Single)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law

What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


How would you like to be the next successful entrepreneur? Or perhaps have work your way up a multi-national company or have a career in leadership and management? BTEC in Business will give you an amazing insight into the real world of business. This course will enable you to start one of the many different career paths to work within the business sector. These include management, HR, finance, marketing and business information management, with the opportunity to work both in the UK and internationally. The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business is for students wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the business sector. There is a combination of examined and coursework units that you will complete over the two years.


The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects.  

The qualification consists of four units across the two years, three of which are mandatory and two external.  

The units are: 

Unit 1: Exploring Business 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance 

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process.

How will it be delivered?

Internal Assessment takes the form of two coursework units, one of which is mandatory and one of which is optional.  This constitutes 42% of the final grade 

External Assessment consists of one exam and one controlled assessment and constitutes 58% of the final grade. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE including Maths and English at Grade 4.

Your next steps...

Students completing this Diploma can progress to University or College to study BTEC Higher Qualifications (Level 4/5). Due to the vocational nature of this qualification, students will also be able to build the skills necessary to seek employment in a business related industry.