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Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Helston Community College

Course description

If you have a keen interest in developing the skills required to be successful in Business in the 21st century, this course is for you. This Level 3 Business course is practical and uses a combination of assessment styles to give you confi dence that you can apply your knowledge to succeed in the workplace . It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding, skills, techniques, attributes and personal qualities essential for successful performance in the Business sector.

This is a two year course which will provide a strong academic background whilst allowing you to develop skills that will prepare you for both the world of work and the demands of Higher Education courses.

Course content

You will be involved in a range of practical activities, including group and paired work, individual research, preparing and giving presentations and discussing case studies. You will have the opportunity to interact with visiting speakers and to experience external visits to local and national businesses. Throughout the course you will gain knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate, while developing the practical, technical and personal skills required in the Business environment.

You will be involved in a range of practical activities, including group and paired work, individual research, preparing and giving presentations and discussing case studies. You will have the opportunity to interact with visiting speakers and to experience external visits to local and national businesses. Throughout the course you will gain knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate, while developing the practical, technical and personal skills required in the Business environment.

You will study the following three mandatory units:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance

You will also study one unit from the following options:

  • Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Investigating Customer Service
  • Market Research
  • The English Legal System
  • Work Experience in Business

Entry requirements

You will need the general college requirements of 4 A*-C GCSE qualifi cations.

Assessment

This Level 3 Business course is practical and uses a combination of assessment styles over the 2 years, including:

  • 1 x mandatory unit and 1 x optional unit are internally set and marked assignments, consisting of:
  • Practical reports
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentations
  • 1 x Controlled Task (externally set and marked)
  • 1 x written exam (externally set and marked)

There will be several opportunities for organised college trips as part of the course

Further information

Upon successful completion, this qualifi cation can lead you to apply for a degree course in various disciplines at University. You can also use the skills and knowledge acquired during this course to embark upon a career in the Business sector. Business qualifi cations can lead straight into employment in a variety of roles from junior / middle management upwards and some entrepreneurial students may set up and run their own businesses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Helston Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016

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