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Business, BTEC, Level 3 Extended Certificate at The Marsh Academy

Course description

On this course you will study four mandatory units where you will learn:
• About the business environment by examining the many different
types of businesses and how the external environment influences their
• How a business obtains resources, including physical, financial and
human resources and how they are managed effectively.
• About customers and how their needs are met through marketing
• How effective communication is vital for organisational success, both
within the business itself and with the outside world. Along with the
mandatory units numerous optional units will be offered to you too.

Course content

All students must complete the mandatory units on the Role of Business,
Enterprise and Innovation in today’s changing environment, Marketing and
Finance; but from then on the other units are dependent on the size of
qualification being taken and within guidance, which options they wish to

Entry requirements

There is no requirement to have studied Business at Level 2, but a minimum
grade 4 in Maths and English Language is essential.


The course has a range of assessment methods. 50% of the units are assessed
internally through coursework, 25% by external written examinations and 25%
by what the exam board calls Tasks.

Future opportunities

The BTEC National in Business combines up to date industry knowledge
in the right balance of the practical, research and behavioural skills which
students need to succeed in higher education and in many chosen careers.
Recent studies have shown that 62% of large companies, such as Tesco,
welcome BTEC National Students onto their management schemes. In 2015
25% of students entering Higher Education had BTEC qualifications.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September