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Business BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The course provides a nationally recognised and vocationally specific qualification with which to enter employment or to progress to higher education such as a degree in business and/or management or an associated specialist field. The Business BTEC programme of study includes a variety of types of business activity such as accounting, administration, finance, human resource management and marketing. Students that apply for the 90 Credit Extended Diploma will also have the opportunity to apply to join the Business Career Academy which enables you to gain an insight into financial services through a programme of guru lectures, business mentoring and six week internship.

This is part of a national programme – Career Academies UK – and provides exceptional benefits to enhance future employment opportunities. Students learn through completing assignments involving investigation and analysis. There are no external examinations, except for Functional Skills/GCSEs.

The course is delivered through workshops, practical activities and lectures and is supported through individual and group tutorials.In addition to your main programme, you will study English and maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSEs English and maths (one per year).
You will study the 90 Credit Diploma in year one, followed by the Extended Diploma in year two.

Course content

Core Units:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communications
Units Include:
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Team Developments
  • HR Management
  • Market Research
  • Business and the Economic Environment

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English language and four other science
or humanities GCSEs (two of the five being at grade B or above), or a relevant level 2 qualification with a Distinction.

Future opportunities

This course offers access to a wide range of careers in business, including junior or managerial roles in human resources, finance, insurance, operations, IT and customer service. Alternatively students may find work as a business advisor, project manager, general manager, investment administrator, bank manager, marketing assistant or public relations officer. Others may start their own businesses.

Students can progress to a range of higher education programmes and professional courses including accounting, law, marketing and personnel management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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