Business BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at The Harvey Grammar School
BUSINESS – BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
(Equivalent to 2 A-levels)
Examining Board: Pearson, Head of Department: Miss L Fish
A BTEC National Diploma is a level 3 qualification that will provide a vocational approach to studying Business. Through analysing real businesses and applying knowledge to ‘real life’ scenarios, all students will have the opportunity to learn a huge variety of skills that will form a strong basis for them to either use for their progression into university or into the world of business.
This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels.
This course provides a natural progression from Business and Economics. Although it would be an advantage to have completed these, they are not essential prerequisites. We would encourage any student to apply for this course due to the ‘real life’ approach to its units.
What is the course structure?
The course is made up of 8 units, 6 mandatory units which everyone takes, and 2 optional units.
Personal and Business Finance
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Principles of Management
Work Experience in Business
Managing an Event
Team Building in Business
BTEC Diploma in business
Equivalent to two A Levels
Entry Criteria: GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths
How is the course assessed?
Units are either internally assessed via an assessed written unit or externally assessed through written exams or controlled assessment tasks.
What can I do at the end of the course?
Vocational courses are increasingly valuable to businesses and universities, as they can prepare students for the ‘real world’. It is our aim in the Business department to ensure we provide every student with the tools they will need to step into a University course or pursue a specific career.
If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting.
Employment profile: Brand manager
Why is Coca-Cola instantly recognised all over the world? Would you like to create an identity for an organisation that everyone remembers? If so, being a brand manager may be the job for you, this is just one example of a career that follows studying business.
Brand managers are responsible for getting the public to notice, remember and trust their organisation. The identity of an organisation is vital if people are going to trust them enough to buy their products or services, which is why brand managers play such an important role.
A big part of the job is creating or developing the brand in the first place. This requires you to be creative and good at psychology – you need to know what will make people sit up and take notice. Salaries range from a starting wage of £19,000, right up to earning £50,000 plus.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Harvey Grammar School directly.