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Business BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at The Harvey Grammar School

Course description


(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.


Exploring Business

Personal and Business Finance

International Business

Developing a Marketing Campaign

Principles of Management

Work Experience in Business

Managing an Event

Team Building in Business

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years