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BUSINESS - BTEC National Level 3 Edexcel at Churchdown School Academy

Course description

2 year course offered as part of a full time study programme

Course content

What does the BTEC course involve?

The course covers a broad range of business topics to include units on starting up your own business, learning how to make profit in your business and making the most of your workforce.

This course gives you an understanding of the essential knowledge needed to help you progress in a broad range of business careers. It can also open up further areas of study to you.

You will be assessed on six portfolios of work and two external exams.

This course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, abilities and career aspirations.

Entry requirements

Pathway 2: A combination of A levels and Level 3 Vocational Courses

•        5 A*to C Grades (Merits in BTEC and Vocational Courses) and meeting any subject specific requirements (see below)

Pathway 3: Level 3 Vocational Courses

•        5 A* to C Grades including Level 2 equivalents

Future opportunities

Where could this lead?

A BTEC National Certificate in Business is a qualification contributing to university entrance requirements in any chosen area of study.

It is a good foundation for studying the various options within a Business Studies degree course e.g. Human Resources, Marketing and Financial Management.

It is a very useful qualification if you decide to go straight into the workplace, e.g. into Accounting or Administration.

Students gaining this Certificate will have demonstrated that they have learnt the skills of research, analysis and evaluating data as well as being able to communicate their findings.

These skills are in great demand and are highly valued by employers.

Further information

Will it suit me?

You will be assessed on six portfolios of work and two external assessments. This means that yourlevel of attainment mainly depends on the amount of work you are willing to put in.

So, if you are interested in learning about what makes a business tick, this could be the course for you.

You will gain confidence through developing independent learning skills as well as an ability to work with others to complete projects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchdown School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years