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BTEC National in Business (Level 3) Subsidiary Diploma at Godalming College

Course description

There are two level 3 BTEC courses available to choose from according to the degree of specialisation, in business, that you wish to follow. All the courses contain a strong practical work related approach, with no external examinations. This emphasis on practical skills ensures you leave the course fully prepared for either Higher Education or employment.

The Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to one A level)

This qualification will be taken alongside other level 3 subjects and is a two-year course, although it is designed to ensure students will cover the units to obtain a BTEC National Certificate at the end of year one. You follow core units in business, covering Introduction to Business, Business Resources, Marketing, Business Communication and Business Finance.

The Diploma (equivalent to two A levels)

This qualification will normally be taken with one or two other subjects at level 2 or 3. You follow six core units, together with six special units from areas such as accounting, market research and law. The full qualification will take two years to complete, although it is designed to ensure students will cover the units to obtain Subsidiary Diploma at the end of year one.

Course assessment: All units are internally assessed using practical projects and assignments. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Godalming College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years