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Business BTEC First at Oldershaw Academy

Course description

This is an exciting new one year course worth 4 GCSEs grades A*-C when you pass the course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on workplace situations and activities because it is a work related course.

The course will also help you to build up a portfolio of work. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

You will study three core units; Introduction to Business Activity, Exploring Key Business Pressures and Investigating Financial Control

You will also study three specialist units from the following six: Business Communication, Employee Contribution to Working Conditions, Introduction to Business Administration, Sales and Customer Service, Business Online and Starting up a New Business

Entry requirements

The course requires you to have 4 GCSEs at grades E or above. These should include English and Maths but you may re-take them in the Sixth Form if necessary.

Future opportunities

BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and educational institutions.

The course provides a good progress route for more advanced qualifications e.g. BTEC Nationals, AS exams or for employment directly into Business related careers such as Accounting, Administration, Customer Service, Finance, IT, Personnel or Sales.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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