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BTEC National Diploma – Business

The BTEC National qualifications in Business will encourage students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. This Level 3 qualification will prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

This qualification enables students to:

  • Actively engage in the study of business and economics to develop as effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
  • Use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements
  • Develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts
  • Appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities
  • Consider the extent to which business and economic activity can be ethical and sustainable.

Course content

Allows a broad background in all aspects of Business how learning style suits coursework.

Mandatory Units Optional Units
Exploring Business Recruitment & Selection Process
Developing a Marketing Campaign Investigating Customer Service
Personal & Business Finance Market Reasearch
Health & Safety The English Legal System
Work Experience in Business

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE’s at A to C or BTEC equivalent at Merit including English and mathematics

Assessment methods

  • 67% Coursework
  • both written and practical work & 33% Examination in finance.
  • There are 4 units overall (3 compulsory and 1 optional).

Progression routes

  • Marketing, Accountancy
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Event Management
  • Entrepreneur

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Edexcel Reach Programme – Business

Why is this subject important to your son/daughter?

The Edexcel Workskills provides the students with the essential employability skills for success on other future courses and during their working life, coupled with an accredited qualification at Level 2 .

What you will study?

This qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting activities by promoting and recording a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as developing important employability skills that all employers are looking for. This allows opportunities to include activities both inside and outside of school coupled with invaluable work experience.

Course content

Allows a broad background in all aspects of employability personal and communication skills imperative for development within the world of work.

Examples of units

  • Customer Service
  • Rights and Responsibilities at Work
  • Work Experience
  • Effectiveness at Work
  • Interview Skills
  • Money Management
  • Teamwork

Entry requirements

  • Successful interview

Assessment methods

  • 100% coursework, both written and practical work. There are 36 units overall.

Progression routes

  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeship

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