Business Studies


Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study BTEC Business?

  • I want to study a business course which places a great deal of emphasis on coursework
  • I want to set up and run my own business
  • I want the opportunity to enter employment in the business sector
  • I want the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, person skill and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

What does the course consist of?

  • BTEC Business has a practical nature and there is a strong emphasis on the development of investigation skills and use of IT
  • You will also complete an examination as part of the course based on Business Environment
  • The course can be taken as:
    • A four-unit single award over two years (Extended Certificate)
    • An eight-unit double award over two years (Diploma)
    • There is an opportunity in Year 2 to undertake a book keeping enrichment course within the subject as enrichment to help with other units on the course.

How is this course assessed?

  • By a combination of coursework and examinations.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Higher education
  • Employment – this course enables you to develop abilities and skills in areas which employers have identified as being highly desirable
  • Self-employment
  • Apprenticeships in Accounting or Business Administration.
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