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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 some of their assessment to be via coursework rather than an examined …


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 13 units throughout the course, of which 7 are mandatory. These units are:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making

You will also complete optional units with an emphasis of the sports industry.


There are trips to a number of businesses in Greater Manchester.


Four units are externally assesses with the remainder assessed internally via coursework.

The externally assessed units in the first year are:

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance

The externally assessed units in the second year are:

Unit 6: Principles of Management

Unit 7: Business Decision Making


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.


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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