LEVEL: Level 3 National Extended Certificate
EXAM BOARD: Pearson BTEC
WHY CHOOSE BUSINESS BTEC?
A BTEC in business is a different way of learning about the varied and fast moving business world. It is a practical course with assignments about real business, enabling you to gain a wide understanding of the purpose of different businesses, their structure and how the need to innovate to succeed. You will get a chance to gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed and design this campaign for assessment.
The BTEC is a practical course and although there is some exam content this is a great course for those who prefer to be assessed over a longer time period and are prepared to work hard.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
You will be introduced to business through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them. You will explore marketing, finance, operations, external influences and people functions and investigate entrepreneurs and business start-up.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate courses offer a range of different units. The units you will study are:-
Unit 1 – Exploring Business
Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection Process
BTEC Business courses are more practical and assessed by a combination of coursework, controlled assessment and an exam.
WHERE CAN BUSINESS LEAD?
Students who study business could go on to further study or into roles in a myriad different sectors, and not all of them are those you would typically associate with business in general. Business leads into higher education or work and will equip you with all the skills needed to succeed in both. Most university courses use a similar mix of assessment methods and Business students would be well equipped to tackle coursework, group work and exams.