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Business Studies (Single) BTEC at Wolverley CofE Secondary School

Course description

BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA- is equivalent to one GCE A level. It is a 60-credit and 360 guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of mandatory units plus optional units.

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA- is equivalent to two GCE A levels. It is a 120-credit and 720 guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits. For the double award there will be more units for pupils to complete in comparison to the single award.

Course content

1 The Business Environment 10
2 Business Resources 10
3 Introduction to Marketing 10
4 Business Communication 10

Plus any two optional units from a number of different pathways: -
- Accounting
- Marketing
- Human Resources
- Management
- Law
- Administration
- Retail General (e.g. Starting a Business; Business Ethics)

Each unit is internally assessed. A wide variety of evidence is accepted as this enables learners to submit practical work as well as written coursework as part of their portfolio of evidence. A sample of work is submitted each year for external verification.

Entry requirements

BTEC Nationals offer progression from the BTEC First Certificate which you will preferably have at least passed at level 2. However, if students have not studied business prior to this Level 3 course this should not be seen as a barrier to the course as students adjust quickly to the subject specific knowledge.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Nationals in Business provide a route to higher education or employment in the many diverse areas of business. These could include studying business or working for larger organisations, in specialist areas such as Management, Marketing, Finance, Customer Service or Human Resources. In smaller businesses the skills gained at BTEC will enable students to undertake a more generic role.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverley CofE Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

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