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Business BTEC Extended Certificate at Capital City Academy

Course description

Vocational courses at Capital City Academy are very popular due to their exciting and varied content!

In addition to the core content students will be able to improve their communication, enterprise and presentation skills.

Teachers within the department have a passion for their subject and they hope to instill something similar in all students! Our wide range of courses provides the perfect springboard for further study in higher education or an excellent preparation for the world of work.

This is the course for you if you:

•Actively engage in the study of business to develop as effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.

•Use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements.

•Appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business activities.

 

Course content

Mandatory Units:

•Unit 1: Explore Business

•Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign

•Unit 3: Personal and Business finance

•Unit 5: International Business

•Unit 4: Managing an Event

•Unit 6: Principles of Management

•Unit 7: Business Decision Making

Optional units

•Unit 8: Recruitment and selection Process

•Unit 9: Team Building in Business

•Unit 14: Investigating customer service

•Unit 15: Investigating Retail Business

•Unit 17: Digital Merchandising

•Unit 18: Creative Promotion

 

 

Entry requirements

Business is about developing the minds of students to support them in starting their own ventures. We know students have a wealth of ideas and understanding business will help to shape and formulate those ideas; hopefully into reality. The entry requirement for level 3 is APS > 37 or above including Mathematics and English with grade 4 or above. This qualification is equivalent to three A levels. This course is also offered as the Extended Certificate which is equivalent to one A level.

Assessment

There are 13 units that must be completed over the two years, 7 which are mandatory and 6 optional. There are 4 exam compulsory units and 9 of the units are coursework which are moderated by the exam board.

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign –  learners will be provided a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period to carry out research. The supervise assessment is a maximum of three hours. Written submission 70 marks

Unit 3: Personal and Business finance – Written examination 2 hours, 100 marks.

Unit 6: Principles of Management – learners will be provided a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period to carry out research. The supervise  assessment is a maximum of three hours. Written submission 88 marks.

Unit 7: Business Decision Making - learners will be provided a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period to carry out research. The supervise assessment is a maximum of three hours. Written submission 70 marks.

(NB for the certificate: There are 4 units that must be completed over the two years, 3 which are mandatory and 1 optional. There are 2 exam compulsory units and 2 of the units are coursework which are moderated by the exam board.)

Further information

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, such as BSc (Hons) in Business and Management or BA (Hons) and BSc(Hons) in Business Studies to name a few. Alternatively students can go into employment positions include junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, human resources, and other related areas in the business sector, including Higher Apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capital City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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