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Business BTEC Level 3 at Moseley School and Sixth Form

Course description

General Information

The BTEC course allows students to gain a broad business understanding and range of skills applicable to modern organisations. Employers, universities, teaching professionals and trainers have contributed to the course so you can be confident that it contains the knowledge and employability skills needed for further study and career success. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level.


Course content

Course Outline

This is a new BTEC course. You will complete 4 units of work. Two units are assessed internally as coursework portfolios, one unit is a pre-released case study assessment and one is a written exam.

Unit 1: Exploring Business – you will be given an assignment brief and you will work independently or part of a group to create a coursework portfolio.

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign – pre-released material includes information about a business for research. Learners will need to apply their knowledge, ideas and skills to plan a marketing campaign, linking its success to the impact on the business.


Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – a written test will cover the purpose and importance of personal and business finance, including the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

The fourth unit, assessed internally, could cover:


§  Recruitment & Selection

§  Customer Services

§  Market Research

§  Law

The course will also help develop your employability skills including:

§  cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology

§  intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation

interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-m

Entry requirements

Business GCSE grade C or above, or Business BTEC L2 merit or above and English and Maths GCSE grade C or above.


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Financial information

For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator above.

Future opportunities

Careers and Higher Education Opportunities

The BTEC can lead onto university study in a business discipline, commercial apprenticeship schemes with business organisations or higher level BTEC studies.

The range offered by the BTEC course makes it a suitable option for anyone considering a career in the varied world of business.

Further information

Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities

Weekly after school drop in sessions run within the Vocational Faculty ensure all Business students are fully supported throughout the course. A number of whole school enterprise projects will be run during the year with the opportunity for sixth form business students to be mentors for lower school entrepreneurs. Visits to Alton Towers to learn about the business have also been used to support learning in class and sixth form students have the opportunity to get involved in Young Enterprise to help develop their business skills further

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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