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BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business at Arthur Mellows Village College

Course description

Why should I study BTEC Business?

BTEC Business will help you to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of business to successfully follow a programme of study that enables progression to both Higher Education and employment within business. It will develop the key skills of Communication, Numeracy and Information and Communication Technology that are highly valued by employers and Higher Education.

This course will appeal to those who are interested in business organisations, the markets they serve and how to deal with customers. The course will suit students who prefer a practical, hands-on approach which will provide an opportunity for independent research into real business.

BTEC Business provides students with an insight into how to add value, control costs, boost profits, make sales and be successful in the world of business.

Course content

What will I do during the course?

Students will study the following units

Unit 1: Exploring Business

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 3: Resource and Business Finance

Unit 4: Managing an Event

Unit 8: The Recruitment and Selection Process

Unit 17: Digital Marketing

Entry requirements

What qualifications do I need to start?

Students wishing to study Business will need to satisfy the entry requirements to Arthur Mellows Sixth Form. If students have studied Business at Level 2, they must have achieved at least a Pass or C grade. Enthusiasm for the subject and a good work ethic are also vital for success.


How will I be assessed?

Units 1, 4, 8 and 17 are assessed via a combination of unit assignments written and assessed by teachers internally, Unit 2 is assessed through controlled assessment task set and assessed by the exam board and Unit 3 is an hour written exam.

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

It can lead to a future in business either via University or after Sixth Form. The vast majority of careers are in business. BTEC Business will provide you with the knowledge and skills for careers in Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Marketing or Accounting and Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arthur Mellows Village College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years