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Business BTEC Level 3 at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

Business Studies may not make you a millionaire by the time you are 21.  It will however provide an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business. BTEC Business will allow you to explore the complex nature of businesses and how they are set up, managed, marketed, financed and hopefully, how they succeed. BTEC Business is conducted through 100% coursework and is ideally suited to students with a good work ethic and who can manage their time and progress well.
Within the Business Department, you will also have the chance to participate in the well regarded Young Enterprise scheme where you can put your entrepreneurial skills to the test. In class you will take part in ‘Student Investor’ where you can try your hand at investing a virtual £100,000 on the stock exchange and a chance to win a trip to New York. There will also be the opportunity to visit local businesses and hear from guest speakers, to gain a more hands on experience of the business world. 
The following list gives a brief overview of the units you will study for your BTEC Business qualification:
  • The Business Environment: The aim of this unit is to give you the knowledge of a range of business organisations, and the many internal and external factors that shape the nature of businesses operating in an increasingly complex business world.
  • Business Resources: The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge of the range of human, physical, technological and financial resources required in an organisation and how the management of these resources can impact on business performance.
  • Introduction to Marketing: The aim of this unit is to give you an understanding of how marketing, research and planning and the marketing mix are used by businesses to get a cutting edge over competitors.
  • Business Communication: The aim of this unit is to show you that the collection and management of business information and the successful communication of that information throughout a business is critical for the future success of the business.
  • Business Accounting: The aim of this unit is to give you an insight into how businesses manage their money, how they aim to forecast future cash flow and how businesses cope with financial problems.
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business: This unit aims to show you how businesses implement the recruitment process in hiring people, the complexities of the process, the ins and outs of interviews and how to select the right person for the job.



There are 6 units each assessed by 100% coursework

Future opportunities

There are a number of progression routes available to you with a BTEC Business qualification. You can progress to university to study in a wide range of areas including; Business Studies, Accountancy, Law, Marketing, Public Relations, Management etc. You may chose to go straight in employment with your BTEC Business qualification, this is certain to provide with the skills needed in a variety of workplaces. A number of students have also gone onto study an Apprenticeship in the local area in areas such as Accountancy. This route gives you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn. Please see Mr Keyworth for more information or details on business related progression routes. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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