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Business - BTEC Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

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

Course Introduction:

Business examines areas including marketing, human resources, operations management, finance, enterprise and management. Assignments are based on specific businesses, many of which are local, to enable you to develop an understanding of how business theory works in practice. They are undertaken both individually and in groups giving you the chance to develop teamwork and communication skills. Assessment methods are varied and might include: making presentations, writing business reports, preparing wall displays, creating websites and filming documentaries. The BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels.

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 eight specialist units from the list below:

– Recruitment and Selection
– Starting a Small Business
– Business Accounting
– Managing a Business Event
– Understanding Business Ethics
– 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
– Visual Merchandising in Retail
– Understanding Retailing
– Developing Planning for Career in Business
– Food Retailing
– Business and the Economic Environment
– Business, Markets and the Economy


As the course is coursework based you will need to enjoy this type of work. This may be subject to change in September 2019. Practical application of your knowledge is an important factor on these courses and you will have the opportunity to conduct research within real business environments. You will also develop the research, team working and presentation skills valued by universities and industry.

Career Opportunities:

BTEC qualifications are recognised by most universities and  successful completion will enable students to study a higher education business related course. Alternatively they can lead to career opportunities in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing.