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Business BTEC National Qualification *Fees Payable* at DLD College

Course description

In BTEC Business students are encouraged to develop a range of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life. Students can focus on their career aspirations or work area within the specification in which there are six specialist pathways consisting of Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Administration, and Human Resources. Tutors have carefully chosen units of study that complement students interests and what universities/ employers are looking for.

The course is designed to replicate the Business working environment, therefore you will;

  • Gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study selected areas in more depth
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business
  • Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way
  • Follow a programme of study which enables progression to both higher education and employment within business
  • Develop personal, learning and thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities
  • Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills


Entry requirements

You will need a minimum GCSE English grade C.

The BTEC qualification is not only preparing you for university, it is also aiding you to develop skills that you will need in the workplace. Through this course we endeavour to send well rounded individuals into the workplace with the potential of being successful business men/women. Therefore, it is important that students who commence the course do so with a positive attitude and a willingness to participate in class, perform independent research under guidance and above all, learn from their mistakes.

Candidates should possess good time management and organisational skills. These skills will aid the success on the course as you will complete assignments after each unit, for which deadlines will be set. Ideally students should have GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.



To study BTEC, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0.

At the start of each academic year of study, students following a BTEC course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside BTEC lessons.

If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the BTEC programme you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-BTEC) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.


Mandatory Units                                                        Assessment

Unit 1: Exploring Business                                          Internal

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing                                   External (Controlled Assessment)


Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance                         Exam

Unit 4: Managing an Event                                          Internal

Unit 5: International Business                                     Internal

Unit 6: Principles of Management                               External (Controlled Assessment)

Unit 7: Business Decision Making                              External (Controlled Assessment)

Optional Units                                                              Internal

Future opportunities

“Alongside A levels, BTEC Nationals are the most widely-recognised qualification for admission to higher education. In 2015, 95% of UK universities and colleges accepted students with BTEC qualifications, including competitive universities from the Russell Group. (Which? University 2015)”

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact DLD College directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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