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Business BTEC Nationals at St Dominic's Sixth Form College

Course description

The Business and Economics Department runs a variety of courses including BTEC National Extended Diploma (3 A levels) and Diploma (2 A levels) in Business to improve flexibility of learning for students who prefer not to be assessed through examinations. 

Students on the BTEC National course will also benefit from a one week work placement. 


Course content

You will investigate a wide range of business areas such as Marketing, Finance, Management and Human Resources. 

2 A level Equivalent:

  • Year 1: Extended Certificate in Business: 4 Units
  • Year 2: Diploma in Business: Total 8 units

3 A level Equivalent:

  • Year 1: Foundation Diploma in Business: 6 units
  • Year 2: Extended Diploma in Business: 13 units

Entry requirements

You should enjoy working as part of a team, working on computers, and should be able to manage your work well to meet coursework deadlines.

5 GCSEs at C or above, including Englsh Language


Assessment is through a range of internally assessed assignments, externally assessed tasks and one online written examination.

Future opportunities

You will build skills which will enhance your employability as well as give you UCAS points if you wish to progress to Higher Education.

Business students have seen some outstanding results allowing students to achieve well beyond their expectations.  Many students continue their subject studies in Business related courses when they progress to Higher Education and students within this department develop strong employability skills such as problem solving, an ability to critically analyse data, and an awareness of current economic and business issues.

Further information

The Department has offered overseas trips which have included places such as Brussels and Paris, as well as other industry related visits. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Dominic's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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