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Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Thomas Tallis School

Course description

Businesses surround us every day. They employ us and supply us with goods and services. Without businesses, the world would not survive as it currently does.

AIMS OF THE COURSE
- This course aims to give a broad background into what businesses are and what they do
- Skills developed in this course include numerical skills, use of data, presentation, essay and report writing.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
- The course is designed to appeal to students interested in a career in business or a business related subject e.g. marketing, human resources, accounting, business communication or economics. This course is a vocational pathway to achieving an A Level equivalent qualification.
- This course is offered as a National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) or an Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)
- This course provides a variety of pathways into Higher Education at University or into employment

Course content

National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) This is made up of 8 units over 2 years

In Year 12 you will study:
- Exploring Business (C)
- Developing a Marketing Campaign (CA)
- Personal & Business Finance (E)
- Managing an Event (C)

In Year 13 you will study:
- International Business (C)
- Principles of Management (E) PLUS two other optional units which could be:
- Recruitment & Selection Processes (C)
- Pitching for a new Business (C)

Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)

This is made up of 13 units over 2 years

In Year 12 you will study:
- Exploring Business (C)
- Developing a Marketing Campaign (CA)
- Personal & Business Finance (E)
- Managing an Event (C)

PLUS two other optional units which could be:
- Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility (C)
- Creative Promotion (C)

In Year 13 you will study:
- International Business (C)
- Principles of Management (C)
- Business Decision Making (E)

PLUS two other optional units which could be:
- Recruitment & Selection Processes (C)
- Pitching for a new Business (C)
- Market Research (C)
- Investigating Retail Business (C)

Assessment

- This course is assessed through examination (E), controlled assessment (CA) or coursework for each unit.
- Coursework can be in the form of reports, essays, presentations or other formats (C).
- Coursework is delivered through assignments which are set and marked by your teacher(s).

Further information

- There is a wide variety of extra curricular opportunities available whilst studying BTEC Level 3 Business
- The Business Apprentice Residential based in Central London at the end of Year 12 aimed at encouraging teamwork, communication, problem solving and working to tight deadlines
- IT & Business trip to Barcelona or Disneyland Paris
- Visits and guest speakers from industry such as Barclay’s Wealth and Yougov

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Tallis School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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