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Business BTEC Level 3 Subsdiary Diploma at Highfields School

Course description

The business sector covers a large range of occupations and professions. Through your BTEC Level 3 in Business you will become aware of the variety of opportunities that BTEC qualifications can lead to.

The staff in the department have experience of teaching a wide range of Business subjects. The Business Studies department have a proven track record of results in both academic and vocational subjects and have prepared many students for successful application to study for higher level Business qualifications beyond our Sixth Form.

Course content

You will study the principles of business thatunderpin every organisation – from presenting positive marketing messages and developingeffective interpersonal skills to operating within alegal framework and accurate accounting. The four core units give you an introduction to and anunderstanding of the business environment. The other units of work have been selected to give youthe opportunity to experience specialist pathwayswithin Business such as Human Resource Management, Marketing and Ethical Practices.

This course allows you to study all of the major functions in business, through a realistic approach. Some of the units will have a slightly different focus and may be based around other practical activities. The experience that you will gain will help you to understand business theories through seeing them at work in practical situations.


Entry requirements

It is preferable that you have studiedBusiness previously (with a minimum of a Merit grade at Level 2 BTEC or a GCSE grade C). You also need a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.


BTEC Business is assessed through coursework assignments. On each unit you can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Unit points are then accumulated to give you your overall qualification mark. Each unit has to be completed within a set deadline. You will receive teacher feedback throughout the taught elements of each unit to improve the quality of your work before you are set the final assignment.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Business is a qualification that will help you succeed in your future career no matter what you go on to do. The depth of understanding that you will gain will mak you very attractive to employers and to admissions tutors at universities. Whilst this is a vocational course, it doesn't mean that it will give you all the suitable skilils you need to do a job, but it does mean that you'll have the opportunity ti gain specific knoweldge, understanding and skills that are very relevant.

Further information

Our Business Studies department have achieved excellent results in both GCE and vocational business courses over many years.

Combines well with Law, ICT, EPQ, Hospitality and Catering, Sociology and Psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years