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BTEC in Business Level 3 Diploma at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

This course is equivalent to two A-levels. It is made up of twelve units and each is assessed by coursework – there are no exams. All assignments are set and marked internally by the teachers.

The course enables students to investigate subjects in the form of project work (portfolios), which allow areas of business to be studied in greater depth than in a traditional A-level.

Course content

The course is made up of 12 units of work. These units are portfolios made up of evidence. The evidence is recorded in a variety of ways including observations, witness statements and presentations. Each unit is based on real life organisations which you will already have an understanding of, making the work you do relevant and realistic.

Some of the units which are currently run on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma are The Business Environment, Business Communication, Introduction to Marketing, Recruitment and Selection, International Business and Starting a Small Business.

Entry requirements

3 or 4 GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent.



Future opportunities

BTEC courses are internationally recognised and therefore you can progress straight into employment. Examples of jobs which are suitable following completion of BTEC Level 3 Diploma are Department Managers, Trainee Accountants, Marketing Assistants and HR Managers. You can also progress into further higher education, such as university degrees or work based schemes such as apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years