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Level 3 Diploma in Business at St John Fisher Catholic High School

Course description

The BTEC level 3 Diploma in Business is a vocational subject, directly related to the exciting real world of business.  You will learn by completing tasks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and projects.  The course will provide you with a range of transferable skills that will help you in almost any working environment and progression to university on a range of business related courses.  You will learn key business theories and principles as well as valuable research, presentation and report writing skills.

Course content

The course consists of 12 units including 4 mandatory units and 8 optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

The optional units will be chosen to fit the needs and interests of the students on the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to study this course at sixth form - 4 A*-D GCSE or equivalent, including English.  See Prospectus for further details.  This is available on the school website:



The level 3 Diploma is coursework based so there are no examinations.  After you have been taught how to complete the assignments, you will be closely guided through the completion of drafts of all of your work.  All coursework is marked by your teachers and some moderated by the exam board.

Future opportunities

There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for employment and to provide skills and techniques required to progress into higher education and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work.   A level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business will give you the basic skills and knowledge you require in areas such as finance, law, economics, management and marketing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years