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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Certificate & Subsidiary Diploma at Canons High School

Course description

The course is designed to appeal to both full-time learners interested in a career in business and to those who already have experience of working in the sector. This course is designed for students who wish to make themselves desirable to a wide range of employers and higher education institutions because of the skills, knowledge and understanding it requires and develops.

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector.

It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

Course content

Year 12 has 2 Compulsory units + one optional from a choice of two options.

Compulsory Units

  • Unit 1 – The Business Environment
  • Unit 2 – Business Resources

Optional Units

  • Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Unit 4 – Business Communication

Year 13 has 4 compulsory units + 2 optional from a large selection.

Compulsory Units

  • Unit 1 – The Business Environment
  • Unit 2 – Business Resources
  • Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Unit 4 – Business Communication

Optional Units

  • Units covering pathways in Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Administration, and HR.

Entry requirements

6 A*- C including English. If GCSE Business Studies was taken a grade C is expected as is at least a Merit in L2 BTEC Business Studies (if this has been previously studied).

Assessment

In a variety of challenging ways with a focus on real business application using work-related scenarios and possible work experience. This will take the form of: lectures in preparation for university style teaching; group and pair investigation; discussion, presentations. The assessment approach of the course allows learners to receive feedback on their progress at intervals as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria.

Future opportunities

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme.

The course provides a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business.

These could include: roles in specialist areas such as management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations, or more generic role in a small local business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Canons High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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