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Business Finance (Accounts) - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a specialist work-related qualification ideal for those anticipating a career in accounting, enterprise or providing financial advice.  The qualification has been developed with the input of leading firms from the financial sector to ensure it gives you the essential knowledge and skills that companies are looking for.

You will look at a range of topics such as how to investigate business financial performance by constructing profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and using ratio analysis to measure success. 

Course content

The course fits very well with subjects like Business Studies, Economics and Maths.

These are some of the areas you will study:

  • Financial services for individuals
  • Business financial performance
  • Finance services to support business
  • Financial services regulation ethics and trends
  • Exploring business activity
  • Globalisation and financial services
  • Computer applications for financial management

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.  Non-GCSE qualifications like BTEC Level 2 in a related area can count towards this total, but we will also look at your overall academic profile. 

There are no special GCSE requirements for this course although you will need to be good at writing reports and handling numeric data.


Assessment is carried out by a series of assignments which are marked by your teachers and verified by the exam board.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

You can advance onto university courses in accounting, finance or a related subject.  Alternatively, the transferable skills gained throughout the course can make you very employable in a number of different business areas.

The Subsidiary Diploma Business Finance (Accounts) gives a valuable insight into the type of work undertaken in the accounting and finance field as well as the skills and knowledge required by employers.

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: 25 September 2017
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