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Business - Level 3 BTEC at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

An interest in Business and the world of work is an advantage. This course is suited to someone who is well-organised and can work to deadlines, has good communication skills and enjoys doing independent research.

Course content

What will I study?

The Level 3 BTEC in Business gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or entry in to higher education.

The main units are:

  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • A further two units are chosen from a selection of pathways to suit the learners

How will I learn?

The course consists of structured lessons, individual tutorials, visits to companies, guest speakers, and independent research, work shadowing and/or work experience. These activities will allow you to gather information for your portfolio of work. You will receive always receive helpful and constructive feedback on your work to help you make progress. Extensive use is made of ICT - both in writing assignments and also as a research tool.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English Language. If taken, GCSE Business grade C or above or BTEC Business Merit grade


In order to pass this qualification you will have to complete 6 units of coursework. There are no exams in this course. Students can achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction grades.

Future opportunities

This qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare for employment or higher education. Students will develop as independent learners, and enhance their ability to plan and organise work in order to meet deadlines. It is a solid foundation for courses related to Business, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Administration, Retail, Customer Service and Human Resources.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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