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Business BTEC Level 3 at Archway School

Course description

BTEC Level 3 National Business is one of the few qualifications that will help you succeed in your future career no matter what you go on to do. The principles of business that you will learn underpin every organisation, from presenting positive marketing messages and developing effective interpersonal skills to operating within a legal framework and accurate accounting.

During the course you will also have the opportunity to visit a range of local businesses which will allow you to reinforce class gained knowledge and gather information in preparation for coursework.

Students can take either the National Certificate which is equivalent to 1 AS Level, or the National Subsidiary Diploma, which is equivalent to 1 A Level.


Course content

Unit 1: The business environment

Unit 2: Business resources

Unit 3: Introduction to marketing

Unit 4: Business communication

Unit 5: Business accounting

Unit 36: Starting a small business

Entry requirements

A GCSE in Business is not a pre-requisite, neither is BTEC Level 2 in Business Studies.


This course is currently 100% coursework assessed using a range of methods such as written reports, PowerPoint presentations, posters, videos and oral presentations.

Financial information

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is made available from the Government – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. Further information regarding eligibility and application forms are available from the sixth form.

Future opportunities

It will provide you with skills which will allow you to study Business related courses at university.

Although the course won’t give you all the skills you need to do a job, it will give you the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to many areas of work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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