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Level 3 BTEC – Business


This course is ideal for students with a real interest in business. It is suitable for students who prefer prefer their assessment to be via coursework rather than examined. It is a practical course and allows you to develop a range of core business skills.


You study many of the aspects of running a business successfully, therefore this course is very beneficial for students wishing to pursue a career in business. There are 18 units throughout the course, 9 units each year, of which 4 are mandatory. They include:

  • Unit 1 – The Business Environment
  • Unit 2 – Business Resources
  • Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Unit 4 – Business Communication

In Year 1, you will focus on Marketing, self-development, accounting and ethics. In Year 2, options can include starting your own business, HR and economics


There are trips to a number of businesses in Greater Manchester, such as BT Bootcamp, the Etihad Stadium, Co-Op and DWF.


All units are assessed internally via coursework. You will achieve a grade for each unit. These grades will then form your final overall grade, which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.


The course will equip you well to start a career in business where employers value both your actual learning and the degree of independent learning and problem solving ability you will have gained during the course. There are also a wide variety of business courses at university for which this course is a perfect foundation. This course is also ideal for progression onto a higher level apprenticeship such as Accounting, Business Administration and HR.


To study this programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. We would prefer that you have a GCSE or L2 BTEC in Business Studies.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business


This is a linear course and will take two years to complete.


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