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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business at The Bishop of Winchester Academy

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business is equivalent to 1 A level. This course offers a fascinating insight into how the commercial world works. You will learn about the structure of business organisations and the processes involved in planning, setting up and running a business venture, such as management and human resources, finance, marketing, basic economics and ethics and the importance of innovation and creativity in business.

Course content

The course covers a range of Business concepts with a particular focus on Marketing. You will have the opportunity of attending a variety of talks and excursions related to your assignments to enhance your understanding of the Business world.

You will study a range of topics including:

Four Core Units:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

And two optional units to be selected from a range including:

  • Marketing and Market Research
  • International Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Managing a business event
  • Starting a small business
  • Transport systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • The business environment
  • Business Resources
  • Marketing and Business Communication
  • Internet Marketing
  • Career Development and Planning
  • Creative product promotion and understanding retail

Entry requirements

You should meet the standard 6th Form entry requirements.  It is preferred that students have a minimum of a grade B or a Merit at BTEC Level 2 in this or a related subject.


This qualification is assessed via 100% coursework which will incorporate individual submissions, presentations, paired and group work.

The assessment approach of the BTEC qualifications in Business allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria.

Future opportunities

A Merit grade or above from the course could take you on to a business related degree course in higher education. A Pass grade will provide entry to a foundation degree course or a management trainee job. This qualification is particularly helpful for students interested in a career in business or finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop of Winchester Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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