Business (BTEC)

BTEC National Diploma/BTEC National Extended Certificate

Introduction to course

Students will develop a sound understanding of the business world and the range of areas within this subject. Students will be able to explore how a business operates and how marketing and finance help a business to achieve their objectives. All tasks are applied to real businesses to allow students to develop skills required to respond to real issues in the business world. The range of assessment methods will allow students to develop exam and assignment response skills.

Exam board/specification

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business 601/7159/5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business 601/7157/1

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
  • Grade 5 in GCSE English

Modules/units

BTEC National Extended Certificate

Year 1 assessments

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign - External task set

Year 2 assessments

  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – External written exam set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 4: Recruitment and Selection (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment – other unit choices, Unit 15 Investigating Customer Service, Unit 22 Market Research

BTEC National Diploma Assessment

Year 1 assessments

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business Mandatory - Internally Assessed Assignment
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign Mandatory – External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 4 – Managing an Event Mandatory - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 18 - Creative Promotions (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment

Year 2 assessments

  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance Mandatory - External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 5: International Business Mandatory - Internally assessed assignment
  • Unit 6: Principals of Management Mandatory - External task set and marked by Pearson
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection (Optional) - Internally assessed assignment – other unit choices, Unit 15 Investigating Customer Service, Unit 22 Market Research or Unit 23 The English Legal System

Progression Routes

Students can progress onto degree courses covering a whole range of business areas such as Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Business Law.