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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Beechwood School

Course description

The Diploma is offered to students who are interested in learning about the business sector. The BTEC National courses allow students to continue their education in Business through applied learning.

This course will prepare students for a range of higher education courses and job roles. The National Diploma is equivalent to two A levels.

Course content

Students will be required to study and complete 8 unit topics, a selection of which is set out below. Six units are mandatory and three units will be externally assessed.

  • Exploring Business (mandatory)
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign (mandatory)
  • Personal and Business Finance (mandatory)
  • Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Investigating Customer Service • Market Research
  • Managing and Event (mandatory)
  • International Business (mandatory)
  • Principles of Management (mandatory)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Creative Promotion


The new BTEC Level 3 National courses now contain an externally assessed element. This assessment will comprise of a written submission, covering the ‘Developing a Marketing Campaign’ unit. It will be based on a case study that is pre-released two weeks before a supervised assessment period.

There will be a two hour written paper based on the ‘Personal and Business Finance’ unit. There will also be an additional externally assessed task, based on the ‘Principles of Management’ unit. Again, students will be provided with a case study two weeks prior to a supervised assessment window.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September