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Business BTEC at Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The BTEC First in Business is made up of coursework based units covering specialist areas. The Units students will have the opportunity to study are:

  1. Business Purposes
    1. To understand the purpose and ownership of business organisations
    2. Understand the business context in which organisations exist
  1. Business Organisations
    1. Be able to set business aims and objectives
    2. Understand the main functional areas in business organisations
  1. Financial Forecasting for Business
    1. Know about costs, revenue and profit in a business organisation
    2. Be able to prepare a break-even analysis
    3. Be able to create a cash flow forecast
  1. People in Organisations
    1. Know about job roles and their functions in organisations
    2. Be able to produce documentation for specific job roles
    3. Be able to prepare for employment and plan career development
  1. Personal Selling in Business
    1. Understand the role of sale staff
    2. Be able to demonstrate personal selling skills and processes
  1. Customer Relations in Business
    1. Know how customer service is provided in business
    2. Be able to apply appropriate presentation and interpersonal skills in customer service
    3. Understand how consistent and reliable customer service contributes to customer satisfaction
    4. Know how to monitor and evaluate customer service
  1. Consumer Rights
    1. Understand the law relating to consumer protection
    2. Know the meaning of terms in a consumer contract
    3. Be able to apply the law on consumer protection in a given situation
  1. Business Enterprise
    1. Understand how to prepare for business
    2. Know how different aspects affect preparation for business
    3. Understand how to start and run a business
  1. Working in Business Teams
    1. Understand what makes an effective team
    2. Be able to work effectively in a team
    3. Know the role of a team leader
  1. The Marketing Plan
    1. Understand marketing concepts used by businesses
    2. Be able to plan marketing and promotion

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (including a C or above in English OR Maths)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years