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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business Studies delivered at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College

Course description

Why study business?

If you have commercial ambition, if you wish to join a global blue chip company, work in an entrepreneurial sector or one day start your own business; Business Studies provides you with practical experience, critical thinking and management skills, as well as the contacts to succeed in industry. It prepares you for a successful career.

Our courses are academically rigorous and our teaching and learning methods make them exciting, fun and interesting to study. Along with studying the necessary theory, you will learn how to apply theory to the real world of business. When you complete the course you will be confident and comfortable making presentations, working in diverse teams, communicating ideas, solving problems innovatively and managing yourself and others.

Don’t just take our word for it here are a few celebrities who got / studied for a MBA or Business / Economics Degree

Kevin Costner: Award-winning actor Kevin Costner was one of the biggest movie stars in the 1990s and continues to make popular films.

P. Diddy: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is one of the music industry’s most powerful players

Tiger Woods: U.S. golfing legend and champion Tiger Woods has won 65 PGA events and fourteen professional major golf championships.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: One of the most high profile celebrities-turned-political leaders

Lionel Richie: Singer Lionel Richie has enjoyed a successful musical career since the 1960s when he formed The Commodores.

Cate Blanchett: Australian actress. Skills Developed Studying Business Studies Here are some examples of the transferable skills developed as a result of studying Business Studies.

They are not limited to your academic study and can be applied to other contexts. Employers' job vacancy details often refer to them when they advertise the positions available.

They can also be used on the skills sections of your CV to demonstrate the broad range of qualities you have to offer.

  • analysing and selecting information communicating effectively
  • project work in groups
  • teamwork understanding and interpreting numerical data
  • numeracy problem solving
  • computer literacy
  • meeting deadlines
  • organising your time
  • writing reports


Entry requirements

5A*-C with an appropriate Level 2 qualification relating to Business Studies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 12BE
  • Number of planned places: 25