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Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

What will be studied?


For the full two year course you will study 12 units based on different area of business.

These include four core units:

• The Business Environment

• Business Resources

• Introduction to Marketing

• Business Communication

A further 8 units will be studied which might include the following units:

• Internet Marketing in Business

• Creative Product Promotion

• Recruitment and Selection in Business

• Understanding Retailing

In addition you will have the opportunity to gain key skills in information technology, numeracy and communication.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed via 100% coursework and there are no external examinations.

Coursework portfolios can be in the form of research projects, case studies, written reports or presentations.

Who should do this course?

This course will appeal to students who:

• Enjoy studying a subject relevant to their career progression

• Want the opportunity to carry out investigation into current business practices

• Are enthusiastic about completing coursework portfolios

• Have a good standard of literacy.

How is the course delivered?

The course is taught using a variety of methods including independent library research, class discussion, practical research projects, taught sessions and video presentations.

What equipment will I need?

You need to be properly equipped with basic stationery such as lined / blank paper, pens, pencils and a folder to safely store notes and coursework.

What next?

This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels and students who complete this course can gain entry to courses in further and higher education.

This course is also for students who are interested in following a career in one of the many sectors of business, or who are following a pathway to further study.

It is particularly suitable for those considering a career in:

• Business Administration

• Finance

• Marketing

• Recruitment

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business should have five GCSE A* – C grades including English. It is not necessary to have studied this subject at GCSE level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year