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Business BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

On this course you will learn about business start-ups, financial decision making, marketing techniques and the importance of being an effective manager. Upon learning these skills you will then have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills through the designing of your own business, running events such as Haverings Got Talent, Paintball, Moby Golf or a Thorpe Park trip.

Course content

This course allows you to specialise in a particular area such as marketing, management, finance or personnel and offers the opportunity to gain practical work-related skills through completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.  It will also help you to develop your skills in communication and ICT.

The four core units are designed to give you an introduction to understanding the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication. The structure of the qualification allows for a great deal of choice and flexibility and it will give you the essential skills required for a successful career in business.

On this course you have the opportunity to design, create and run your own business. You will be able to demonstrate organisational and decision making skills where you run events such as 'Havering's Got Talent', Paintball, Moby Golf, Thorpe Park and Overseas trips.

This is an exciting course giving you the essential skills required for a successful career in Business.

Entry requirements

Five Grade Cs at GCSE, including Grade C in Maths and English are required. No requirement to have previously studied GCSE Business Studies.


Exam Board - Edexcel

Mostly casework but includes an externally assessed exam.


Financial information

Compulsory Cost

£24 - Year 1 only BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1 ISBN 9781846906343 Pearson.

Optional Cost

There will be two Faculty residential trips during the two year course. We anticipate that there will be one long haul trip and another UK/Europe residential based trip. Attendance on either residential field trip is encouraged but not essential.

Future opportunities

Many Business Studies students’ progress onto business-related courses at university or use their skills to gain employment in a range of different careers.

Further information

This programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years