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Business - Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate at Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College

Course description

This work-related qualification is of interest to those who want to study Business in the context of commercial enterprises. The course aims to develop students' initiative, independence, and approach to business solutions, as well as problem solving and communication skills. Students will study topics such as business ownership, marketing, business finance and human resources. Each topic is linked to an actual business, giving a real insight into the ever changing business world. Through practical projects such as developing a tailored marketing campaign, students will be challenged to develop practical and industry standard skills, e.g. project management, resource and budget planning, presentation preparation and delivery and how to identify and meet customers' needs.

This course provides students with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge which enables them to study business at a higher level, to establish their own business in the market or to develop practical skills which can be used to access a variety of employment or further education opportunities in the future.

Course content

Unit 1 – Exploring Business (Internally Assessed Coursework)

Unit 2 – Developing a marketing campaign (Exam Externally Assessed)

Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance (Exam Externally Assessed)

Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection (Internally Assessed)


Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English Language and Mathematics Subject Specific Requirements:

*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers.

*All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements




Externally Assessed Units = 58%   

Internally Assessed Units = 42%

Financial information

16-19 Bursary Fund

This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments ‘in kind’ have been made to students to help with their individual identified needs, such as:

   •   Travel

   •   Stationery costs and packs

   •   Books and revision guides

   •   Educational trips/residential trips

   •   University Open Day visit costs

   •   Employment/apprenticeship opportunities

Bursaries are available to students in the following categories:

Category One:

Students who are identified by the government at ‘most vulnerable’ will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of £1,200.

Category Two:

Family income is below threshold for working tax credits/free school meals.

Category Three:

Students who have an extreme financial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specific educational or independent living cost.

Applications will be issued during Summer 2018 for students to return on Enrolment Day.

For more information contact Mirfield College on 01924 483666 or email


Future opportunities

The course provides an excellent foundation for pursuing further studies in the various areas of business, such as management, business law, business administration and retail. Students who have passed this qualification have gone on to study business studies at university and its related courses, such as events management, accountancy, law and operations management.



Further information

If you have an inquisitive mind for the business world and enjoy the practical side of learning, then this is the course for you. You need to be motivated to meet deadlines and flexible in your approach to the course, due to the nature of assessment.

† EXTENDED CERTIFICATE Equates to one A Level

Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)

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: 25 September 2018
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    • Contact name:
    • Emma Salter - Post 16+ Officer
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01924 483 666
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