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Business BTEC Level 3 at Priestley College

Course description

Are you aware of how much you already know about how businesses operate? You may watch programmes such as The Apprentice or Dragons’ Den and make judgments about the marketing skill, pitches and abilities that the candidates have. You may already have your own views about what makes Jose Mourinho a good football manager or may have been impressed by Gordon Ramsey’s ability to save failing restaurants. This course will enable you to build on this knowledge and examine for yourself how real businesses operate and react to changes in the environment. You will also enhance your practical skill through running your own mini-enterprise, planning and being involved in charitable work.

Course content

You will study a range of business subjects including; an Introduction to Business, Finance and Accounts, Marketing, Human Resources, Event Management, International Business and many more.

Entry requirements

This course is a mixture of coursework and exams and involves research, independent thinking and teamwork. You will need 5 A to Cs to join this course, and an interest in Business and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of the programme.


Over the two years you will study a range of units as above. Approximately, 70% of the course is assignment based and 30% of the course will be examination based. You will enjoy traditional lessons, spend time working on coursework and problem solve either independently or within a group.

Future opportunities

There are lots of opportunities available on completion of the BTEC Level 3 Business either in employment or at university. These include Retail, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, and Financial Management, Event Planning or starting your own business.

Further information

You will have the opportunity to participate in the running of your own business and to make your own profit from this. You will study and visit a range of businesses such as Alton Tower and Cadbury’s World, and participate in visits to Chester Zoo, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Disneyland Paris and Barcelona – applying what you learn from these experiences to your coursework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Priestley College directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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