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Business - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

You will study different types of businesses and how they operate.  Examples from real businesses will be used wherever possible and you will take part in practical activites.

Course content

You will study two units in the first year and two units in the second year.  This will be made up of core and optional units.

These are some of the areas you will study

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Investigating Customer Service


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.  


Entry requirements

You will need at least 54 GSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.  Non-GCSE qualifications like BTEC Level 2 in a related area can count towards this total, but we will also look at your overall academic profile. 

The course contains a lot of written work so you will need to be able to demonstrate confidence in writing through a Grade 4/C in English Language or a related subject.  An abilitiy to work with figures will be useful as elements of the course cover mathematical and accounting theory and practice.


Assessment is carried out by a series of external examination and internal assignments which are marked by your teachers. Assessment methods throughout the course will include reports, case studies, examinations, controlled assessment, presentations and practical assessments.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college. You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

A variety of options are available to you following study of business. The skills and knowledge developed by the course would be useful for progression to management training courses in banking, other financial institutions and retailing. If you want to go on to higher education there are degree courses available in business studies, marking and accounting.

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: 25 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 104 weeks
  • Course code: BUS/3EC/118C