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BTEC Diploma in Business at Archbishop Holgate's School

Course description

This course is 100% coursework and involves research, independent thinking and team work. Are you aware of how much you already know about how businesses operate? You may watch the Apprentice and Dragons’ Den and make judgements about the marketing skills the candidates and pitchers have. You may already have a view as to why Alex Ferguson makes a good football manager or may have been impressed by Gordon Ramsay’s business advice to a failing restaurant or by the marketing behind the 2012 London Olympic bid. The course will enable you to find out why businesses act in the way they do and how they aim to influence your behaviour.

Course content

You can study for a Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business for 60 credits or a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business worth 120 credits.

You will be expected to study a range of business related subjects including an Introduction to Business, Communication, Creative Product Promotion, Human Resources, Finance and Marketing.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Sixth Form are 5 A*- C at GCSE, including English and Mathematics, although certain courses will have specific requirements.

You need determination, discipline and good time management.  You will develop imaginative, critical thinking and team working skills through active and enjoyable learning.


You will enjoy some traditional lessons and spend time working on assignments independently and within groups. You will learn by carrying out your own research and investigations into how businesses work. All assessment is by coursework, there are no exams on this course.


Financial information

Over the duration of this course students may be required to attend visits to further their learning. If there are any cost implications student will be notified in advance and financial support may be offered to students who would have difficulty funding such visits.

Future opportunities

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into employment in this vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work. This qualification will prepare students for further study within higher education or alternatively a career within the chosen sector. Entry into higher education will be dependent on University entry criteria and students should contact Universities directly to ensure progression routes are suited to specific course combinations.


Further information

To further your vocational experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities organised by you and your tutors, such as Young Enterprise and Business Challenge Days. Visits to local businesses are common and you will have an opportunity to attend work placements as part of the enrichment programme.

To find out more about this qualification contact us on 01904 411341 or email (sixthform@, your school/college careers staff or get further information and advice from

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Holgate's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2014
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