BUSINESS

LEVEL: 3 VOCATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE & EXTENDED DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME
PASS RATE: 100% IN 2018

The BTEC National Extended Certificate allows you to develop skills and knowledge that are essential when looking to progress into employment or further study in business. It is equivalent to 1 A Level and holds the same UCAS points tariff.

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. All the units chosen on this course are vital for your overall development and progression, and this course endeavours to provide you with the skills 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.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma allows you to develop skills and knowledge that are essential when looking to progress into employment or further study in business. This is equivalent to 3 A Levels and holds the same UCAS points tariff.

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 on this course.

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. All the units chosen on this course are vital for your overall development and progression, and this course endeavours to provide you with the skills 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.

“It has given me universal abilities and knowledge so that whatever path I decide on, I can achieve, especially with the help and support I have received from my teachers.”

Business Vocational Student

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

Will I have to study other subjects as well as Business?

The College requires all students to take a minimum of three courses in their programme of study. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level and you will be required to study two additional A Level or Vocational subjects. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and so can be studied alone.

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.