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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The John Fisher School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business is a practical, work-related course. Students focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge. This course allows students to undertake two other subjects alongside it. It is worth 1 A Level and is a very popular option. It allows students to complete one of their subjects before the A-Level exams.

Course content

During the course you will: Learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Students focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge. The Extended Diploma provides both a broad foundation of business education and a firm basis for specialism in a selected avenue of business activity. The course is made up of six units – four core units plus 4 specialist unitsstudents then pick their best six. The specialist units enable learners to study particular areas in depth. Students enjoy trips to Coca Cola factory, as well as additional work experience opportunities. Units studied include:  Internet marketing and social media  Starting your own business  Managing a business event  Business and the economics environment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language and/or Mathematics OR Merit at BTEC 1 st Diploma level. Assessment- Please note the assessment criteria has yet to be decided for 2016.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to careers in many business specialisms. Many students go on to top Universities, as well as school leaver programmes and employment. The students often see their second and third subject grade beat expectations because of the extra time it allows for them to focus on revision.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years