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BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Business at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration 2 Years

BTEC National is a 2 year applied learning course that would normally be studied alongside a range of traditional A level programmes or another BTEC National

The National Certificate is equivalent to one A level and carries a maximum of 140 UCAS points. The Diploma is equivalent to two A levels and carries a maximum of 280 UCAS points. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels and carries a maximum of 420 UCAS points. Business has a 100% pass rate at Post 16

Course content

What will I study:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business
  • Understanding Retailing
  • Starting a Small Buusiness
  • Business and the Economic Environment

Entry requirements

Students should hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9) including English Language



How will I be assessed? A BTEC National is predominantly coursework assessed and will include portfolio work, you will complete one external assessment. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the exam board. Work is graded and written feedback provided, enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further. Your work will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Future opportunities

A career in Business or Finance, or if you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree in subjects such as business, Marketing or Economics

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 - 78 weeks