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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 at Maricourt Catholic High School

Course description

The BTEC Nationals in Business aim to provide learners with a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification for entry into employment or on to university to study on business related degree programmes. The BTEC Nationals have broad parity with ‘A’ level qualifications as the following table

Course content

Students will complete the following mandatory and optional units depending on the type of qualification they hope to study.

1 Exploring Business
2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
3 Personal and Business Finance
4 Managing an Event
5 International Business
6 Principles of Management

Key Optional Units

8 Recruitment and Selection Process
9. Team Building in Business
10. Recording Financial Transactions
11. Final accounts for public limited companies 
12. Financial statements for specific businesses 
13. Management Accounting
14. Investigating Customer Services 
15. Investigating Retail Business
16. Visual Merchandising
17. Digital Marketing
18. Creative Promotion 
19. Pitching for a New Business 
20. Investigating Corporate Responsibility
21. Training and Development 
22. Market Research 
23. The English Legal System
24. Employment Law
25. Aspects of Civil Law affecting Business 
26. Aspects of Criminal Law impacting on Business and Individuals 
27. Work Experience in Business


National Certificate in Business
2 units, both mandatory, of which 1 is external.
Mandatory content (100%).
External assessment (50%).

National Extended Certificate in Business
4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
Mandatory content (83%).
External assessment (58%).

National Diploma in Business
8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external.
Mandatory content (83%)
External assessment (45%).

Future opportunities

The BTEC National qualifications in Business create lots of higher education and job opportunities. Popular courses that students have advanced onto after studying this course include degrees in Business Studies, Business Administration, Marketing, Accountancy, Human Resources and Event Management.

Further information

The department is very well resourced with a wide variety of interactive resources, an excellent range of ICT facilities plus strong, established links with local businesses and employer organisations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 February 2017

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