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Business - BTEC National Level 3 at Meopham School

Course description

BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Course content

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

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.

Future opportunities

Students could link this to other level 2 qualification.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.



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: 24 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years