BUSINESS

LEVEL: 3 VOCATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE/EXTENDED DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM

This course allow you to develop skills and knowledge to get ahead in business. Our unique approach to the topics, the range of facilities, resources and support provided will help you to achieve your potential.

Many of the assignment based units contain practical assessments, interviews, presentations, role play, observations and employer engagement to develop a wide range of skills.

You can work towards an Extended Certificate or Extended Diploma:

The BTEC Extended Certificate can be studied alongside two other subjects. It is equivalent to 1 A Level and holds the same UCAS point tariff.

The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels and a good option if you already know that you plan to progress into Business related degrees, employment or Apprenticeships. You will not be required to study additional subjects.

 

 

This course endeavours to provide you with the skills to get ahead in business. You will study the following topics:

Year 1

  • Exploring Business – Assignment based
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign – External controlled assessment

Year 2

  • Personal and Business Finance – External exam
  • Recruitment and Selection Process – Assignment based 

Within the course there are 2 externally assessed units; 1 written exam and 1 controlled assessment and 2 internally assessed units. These are assessed through reports, presentations, observations and employment engagement. The examination is on Business and Finance so a suitable level of mathematics is required.

 

 

It’s all about communication… we investigate and acknowledge how businesses communicate and how we get our own messages across (self-marketing). We continually develop links with external businesses and recruiters to support you.

You will study the following topics:

Year 1

  • Exploring Business (core unit) – Assignment based
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign (core unit) – External controlled assessment
  • Personal and Business Finance (core unit) – External exam
  • Market Research – Assignment based
  • Team Building in Business – Assignment based
  • Training and Development – Assignment based
  • Creative Promotion – Assignment based

Year 2

  • Personal and Business Finance (core unit) – External exam (Extended Certificate Students Only)
  • Recruitment and Selection Process – Assignment based
  • International Business (core unit) – Assignment based
  • Principles of Management (core unit) – External controlled assessment
  • Business Decision Making (core unit) – External controlled assessment
  • Managing an Event (core unit) – Assignment based
  • Pitching for a New Business – Assignment based

Within the course there are 4 externally assessed units; 1 written exam and 3 controlled assessments and 9 units which are internally assessed through reports, presentations, observations and employment engagement. The examination is on Business and Finance so a suitable level of mathematics is required.

Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Language or Literature.

I have received a lot of support and guidance from my tutor during tutorials including my progressions options, who I contact to about my progression and how I can find what is best for me which I found helpful as I could ask about any queries that I had which gave me peace of mind when I was unsure about something.

Ana Teixeira, Business Extended Diploma student

I started the Level 3 BTEC Business Extended Diploma course in September and have enjoyed every second of it. When I leave college I’d like to go into entrepreneurship and see where it leads me. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to go down the business route, who enjoys responsibility and is organised.

Harvey Betts, Business Extended Diploma student

I would recommend that for anyone looking to into enrol onto this course listens to the advice and support available, complete assignments when they are released and plan your study hours.

Chloe Savage, Business Extended Diploma student

I chose the Business Extended Certificate because it overlaps with my other subjects and I can see how it can be applied to them. The course allows you to work at your own pace and be very independent which is good as it means you have more freedom.The feedback from teachers is very helpful as it helps guide you throughout the course and gain the skills that are needed when assignments must be submitted.

Ivan Stoyanov, Business Extended Certificate student

Studying BTEC Business is very interesting and there are many different aspects to it. I personally find the theory about businesses and the different ways to manage a business enjoyable to learn about.

Rosie Jones, Vocational Business student

Can I take Vocational Business and A Level Business?

No. They are broadly equivalent to one another and the only difference is in the style of working and assessment.

Are Vocational courses recognised by Universities?

Yes. The grading criteria for vocational courses allows for UCAS points similar to the tariff for A Level subjects.