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Business Studies BTEC at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

If you want to set up a business on your own, work for a local business or see the world with a multinational corporation, then Business Studies is the course for you. No matter what your vision, BTEC Business studies will give you a vocational start to your business career.

Course content

The Extended Certificate consists of four units; three mandatory and one optional. Two of the units are externally assessed. The mandatory units provide learners with an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, marketing and personal & business finance – all of which are fundamental to the success of business organisations.

The Diploma consists of eight units; six mandatory units and two optional. Three of the units are externally assessed. In addition to the mandatory units that are covered by the Extended Certificate, the Diploma includes event management, international business and management principles.

The Extended Diploma consists of 13 units; seven mandatory and five optional. Four of the units are externally assessed. In addition to the units covered by the Diploma, the Extended Diploma includes a unit on business decision making.

Entry requirements

At least 5 C’s at GCSE, including in English and Maths

If you wish to combine any of the BTEC Business Studies courses with A levels you will need to achieve a minimum GCSE score of 5.7.


Exam: 40%

Coursework: 60%

Future opportunities

BTEC Business students are successfully gaining apprenticeships in a variety of fields or going on to further their study at University. However, with a Business qualification the door is opened to many jobs and careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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