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Business - BTEC Extended Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

You will need to meet the level 3 BTEC entry requirements. As BTEC includes extensive coursework, students who choose this course should prefer this method of assessment

Course Introduction:

Business examines all the key business areas including marketing, human resources, operations management, finance, enterprise and management. Assignments are then based on specific businesses, many of which are local, to enable you to develop an understanding of how business theory works in practice. BTEC assignments will be undertaken both individually and in groups, which will give you the chance to develop teamwork and communication skills.

Business BTEC Transition Pack – We have prepared some information on the website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.

Course Modules:

You will have a mixture of classroom-based lessons, group work, practical sessions, group and individual field visits and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant business theory, which you will then apply to a real organisation. These courses give you the opportunity to focus upon specific areas that interest you.

Currently students must take the following four units:

– The Business Environment
– Business Resources
– Introduction to Marketing
– Business Communication

Students will then take fourteen specialist units:

– Business Accounting
– Managing a Business Event
– Accounting Systems
– Developing Teams in Business
– Creative Product Promotion
– Aspects of the Legal System
– Market Research in Business
– Supporting Business Activities
– Relationship Marketing
– Understanding Health and Safety
– Internet Marketing in Business
– Business Project Management
– Recruitment and Selection
– Understanding Retailing
– Aspects of Employment Law
– Fashion Retailing
– Human Resource Management in Business
– Starting a Small Business


Assessment methods are varied and might include: making presentations, writing business reports, preparing wall displays, creating websites and filming documentaries. Your work is assessed internally by your teachers and externally moderated by Edexcel.

This may be subject to change in September 2019.

Career Opportunities:

The BTEC qualifications are recognised by most universities and therefore successful completion will enable students to continue their studies in higher education on a business related course. Alternatively students will find that BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing, as well as other Business-related careers.