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Business Studies BTEC at Turton High School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Business BTEC provides a flexible, unit based structure which incorporates development of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills.

You will gain a theoretical understanding of the world of business by completing assignments relating to various topics including marketing, accounting, recruitment and many more.  It will prepare you for a future in the business world and will equip you with the practical skills needed for a career in business.

There are three options when deciding to study Business BTEC:

National Extended Certificate in Business

This is equivalent in size to 1 A level.  Students are required to complete 4 units including 3 compulsory units and 1 optional unit.  The Extended Certificate is for learners wishing to take the course alongside another area of complementary study, as part of a two-year, fulltime study programme.

National Diploma in Business

This is equivalent in size to two A-Levels.  Students are required to complete 8 units of work which includes 6 compulsory units and 2 optional units.  This qualification allows learners to give breadth to their study programme by choosing a contrasting subject, or to give it more focus by choosing a complementary subject.

National Extended Diploma in Business

This is equivalent in size to 3 A-Levels.  Students are required to complete 13 units of work where 7 are compulsory and 6 are optional.  This qualification is a two year, full time course that is suitable for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment.  It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 grade C’s to include either Mathematics 4 or English 4

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: 07 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: BUSBTEC

Contact details


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    • Turton Sixth Form is located on Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross.  The college is across the road from Bromley Cross train station, and is on a direct line 8 minutes from Bolton.  Buses from Bradshaw, Sharples, Smithills, Edgworth, Belmont and Astley Bridge regularly run past the school.