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Business : BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (= 1 A-Level) at Regent College

Course description

There are two routes that can be chosen when studying Business at Level 3 in Regent College:

Route 1
Year 1 – Certificate; 2 units in one year (equivalent to 0.5 A Levels)
Year 2 – Extended Certificate; 2 Units studied (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Route 2
Year 1 – Extended Certificate; 4 Units studied (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Year 2 – Diploma; 4 units studied (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Teaching styles
This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays, and visits to industry.

Subject combinations
Other BTEC Certificate courses may be taken alongside the Certificate route.  
Where the Extended Certificate is selected, either an A Level or Certificate may be studied alongside.

Resources and facilities
Textbooks, teacher resources and laptops.
Key features
The qualification is suited to learners who want to experience vocational education in Business.

Course content

The core units are:

• Exploring Business
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Personal and Business Finance
• Managing an event


Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade A* - C or 4 – 9, including English Language, and Maths (grade D or 3)


Students will be assessed by a mixture of

Assignment - set and marked internally

Task - set and marked by Pearson (exam board)

Written exam - set and marked by Pearson (exam board)


Financial information

Free to all home students

Future opportunities

BTECs earn you UCAS points and are therefore valued by universities allowing you to take on HND/ HNC, foundation degree courses or honours degrees. Students can go in to a wide range of employment, including retail, finance, HR and marketing.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 05 December 2017

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