Business - BTEC National Level 3 at Meopham School
BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
This course provides candidates with a broad introduction to the business sector through the research and analysis of the activities of a chosen business organisation. Students are encouraged to acquire the following range of skills through the study of realistic business contexts:
• Practical skills: personal organisation and time management;
• Presentation skills: producing a business report; making an oral presentation;
• Personal skills: initiative; creativity; perseverance; willingness to learn and progress;
• Interpersonal skills: working in teams; discussing and resolving problems;
• Cognitive skills: investigative and research skills; problem solving; decision making; using theory to analyse a real organisation; planning a project. The subject encourages candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of:
• The practices and techniques used within marketing, finance, operations management, human resource management and the links between them;
• The processes, attractions and risks of setting up an enterprise;
• The relationship between the business and the changing external environment;
• Social and ethical issues in business. The subject also encourages candidates to:
• contribute to the development of the skills required for success as an entrepreneur, manager or employee;
• apply numerical and written business techniques to a variety of business contexts;
• explore business problems and learn to identify possible solutions. This is a broad-based vocational qualification designed to allow students a flexible progression route, to Higher Education, further training and/or employment.
Entry Requirements 5 A* – C at GCSE or equivalent
A GCSE/BTEC Level 2 in Business Studies is not required and students will not be at a disadvantage if they do not hold a previous Business qualification.
Assessment Method BTEC is currently assessed solely by coursework, however, this may be updated to include an external assessment in the future.
Pass = E grade at A Level
Merit = C grade at A Level
Distinction = A grade at A Level Distinction+ = A* at A Level
Grades awarded for this qualification carry equal weighting in the UCAS tariff as standard A Levels.
Students could link this to other level 2 qualification.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
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