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Business CTEC Single Award at Ponteland Community High School

Course description


Students who:

prefer a practical, work - related course

prefer to learn by completing business projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities 

enjoy focussing on particular subject areas and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge 

are interested in Business

are well organised

prefer coursework and are able to stick to deadlines

are independent learners

Course content

Over the two years students will complete a total of 5 units (core and specialist): The core units are:

Unit 1 - The Business Environment

Unit 2 – Working in Business

Unit 4 – Customers and Communication Specialist units will be chosen from an exciting range spanning marketing, human resources, project/event management and finance. This qualification forms part of the 2016 reformed General Applied category of post 16 qualifications.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C


Coursework (50%) Three of the five units are internally assessed and graded by teachers then verified by the exam board. Grades awarded are Distinction, Merit or Pass.

Exam (50%) Unit 1 and 2 are examined.

Further information

Edexcel BTEC offer an equivalent course to this which we may offer instead of the CTEC. We are currently comparing CTEC and BTEC options. Should we decide to offer BTEC we will write to you to inform you of this decision. Any differences between the courses will be minimal.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ponteland Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September