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Business BTEC National Diploma at Riverside College Halton

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The BTEC National Diploma in Business is a practical and work related course which is made up of eighteen business related units over two years. All students take four core units and fourteen specialist units. Core units include: Exploring Business Activity Investigating Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Effective People, Communication and Information The course will enable you to develop specialist skills and knowledge in practical areas including communication, marketing, team working and human resources. There will also be opportunities to go on a variety of trips and visits which in the past have included The Trafford Centre, Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, different types of businesses, Universities and many others.

Entry requirements

You can start the course with a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or alternatively a BTEC First Diploma with merit or above or, an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject.


All units are assessed by 100% coursework which will comprise a series of assignments, presentations and projects.

Future opportunities

The BTEC National Diploma in Business will give you a variety of options. This course will give you the same amount of UCAS points as with 3 A levels allowing you to progress onto Higher Education and study a BA Hons Degree in a business related area such as Business and Finance, IT, Management, Marketing or Travel and Tourism. You could also study for a Foundation Degree at Riverside College or work towards a professional qualification such as Chartered Institutes of Marketing, Accountants and Personnel Development. Alternatively you could enter employment within an office environment at a clerical officer level.

Further information

No specialist equipment is needed for this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Riverside College Halton directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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