How long is the course?
Two Years Full Time
Who is the course for?
Students who wish to study a broad course incorporating many themes based on economics, business and personal finance, technology, sociology and psychology. This course is ideal for those who are interested in the practical application of business techniques to real life organisations. It does not close any doors, but opens the door to further study or employment in a range of industries e.g. finance, marketing, accountancy, retailing, human resources. Students should have an interest in the world around them and want to study business because they are interested in providing a firm foundation for the future.
How will I be assessed?
There are 3 mandatory units: 1: Exploring Business – assignment internally set and marked 2: Developing a marketing campaign – task set and marked by Pearson 3: Personal and Business Finance – written exam set and marked by Pearson 4: Optional unit - assignment internally set and marked
What could I do after the course?
If all 8 units are achieved over the two years you will gain a Level 3 BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level). You could progress to employment with training, or into Higher Education (University). As the course covers broad areas within business, your choices are not limited.
What else do I need to know?
• Excellent facilities. • Specialist staff. • Personal support. • Work related learning. • Liaison with external organisations locally and nationally. • This course could be studied alongside any other.
What will I be studying?
Mandatory Units (3):
1. Exploring Business
2. Developing a marketing campaign
3. Personal and Business Finance
Optional Unit (1 to be chosen from):
8. Recruitment and Selection Process
14. Investigating Customer Services
22. Market Research
23. The English Legal System
27. Work Experience in Business