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National Extended Certificate in Business at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey

Course description

Provides a specialist work-related focus, as designed to address the needs of Level 3 learners in key Business areas, recruitment and selection, financial resources, business ownership and organisation, stakeholders, marketing techniques and business strategies. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE.

Course content

Learners must complete Unit 1,2,3,4 plus an additional 2 units Compulsory: Unit 1: - The Business World Unit 2: - Business Resources Unit 3: - Introduction to Marketing Unit 4: - Business Communication PLUS - There are various optional units available to choose from: Unit 5:- Business Accounting Unit 9:- Creative product promotion Unit 10:- Market research in Business Unit 12:- Internet Marketing in Business Unit 18:- Managing a Business Event Unit 19:- Developing Teams in Business Unit 21:- Aspects of Contract and Business Law Unit 27:- Understanding H&S in the Business Workplace Unit 29:- Understanding Retailing Unit 34:- Website Design Strategy Unit 36:- Starting a Small Business Unit 37:- Understanding Business Ethics

Entry requirements

5 A - C GCSE grades in different subjects, to include Maths at grade C or above and English at grade B or above.


How will I learn? You will learn through a variety of techniques including: Observation, written reports, graphs and posters, self-study, role play, oral presentation, research, assignment and project work. How will I be assessed? ALL units of work are internally assessed, through a mixture of written and practical assignments set throughout the year which will be presented in a portfolio, assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are Level 3 at a Pass, Merit or Distinction BTEC BUSINESS qualification

Future opportunities

Some learners may wish to gain the qualifications in order to enter a specialist area of employment in Business or to progress to a Degree programme.

Further information

Further information is available from: Mrs Wood - Mrs Gill - What do the students say? “I enjoy the experience and skills that I am gaining as it is preparing us for the Business World that many of us will have to face in the future. I also enjoy the freedom provided by the teacher which is helping us develop our independence (an important characteristic).”

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years