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National Diploma in Business BTEC Level 3 at The Hayesbrook School

Course description

These are exciting courses which will give you a background into the world of business and will provide plenty of opportunities to look at businesses first hand. This pathway is a vocational based approach to learning with emphasis on practical based activities underpinned by core business theories.

These courses will give you a background into the world of business and will provide plenty of opportunities to look at businesses first hand. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and external exams. The coursework is collected using assignments built around scenarios. They will include report writing, role plays, interviews, business letters and presentations. The final grade is given in a Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* in line with BTEC guidelines.

Employers and professional bodies that have worked with BTEC to provide this qualification include:

John Lewis
Let’s Talk Shop
Peter Jones Foundation

The Diploma is designed to be the part of a 16 – 19 study programme. This programme may include other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. This qualification can also be used to progress to Higher Apprenticeships.

We achieved outstanding results in this qualifications last year and have done so for a number of years. The Distinction* and Distinction national average was14.5% and at Hayesbrook we achieved 86%.

Course content

(double option – Two A Levels) will include 8 units of which 6 are
mandatory and 3 are externally examined.

The externally examined units:

Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Principles of Management

Other mandatory units which will be coursework based will include:

Exploring Business
Managing an Event
International Business

Other optional units on offer to study are:

Recruitment and Selection Process
Investigating Customer Service
Market Research
The English Legal System
Work Experience in Business

Entry requirements

We expect our Sixth Formers to have achieved at least a Grade 4 in both their English and Maths GCSEs, and at least 3 other qualifications at 4+.Students do not have to have previously studied business studies to take this course in the sixth form providing that they have met the basic entry requirements.


The majority of the course is assessed in the classroom using various methods such as written assignments, role plays and presentation. The other units will be assessed via external examinations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September