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Business (Vocational) BTEC Level 3 at Varndean College

Course description

If you want a foothold in this community then a vocational course could well be a first step. Whatever your chosen career path, a business course will help you on your way: directly into employment or to higher level study. We choose topics and assignments based on real organisations or situations which reflect the opportunities that the city has to offer. You will develop the range of skills required in business through the varied ways that portfolio evidence is collected: individual research and report, presentations and simulated and real business activities.

The Single BTEC Level 3 course is equivalent to 1 A Level and the Double is equivalent to 2 A Levels.  These courses were designed in association with leading universities and employers with academic and career progression in mind.

All Business students at Varndean have the opportunity to compete to be accepted onto the prestigious Paths 2 Success mentoring programme which offers work internships and individual Business Mentors to the winning candidates.

Course content

  • Business environments & economics
  • Finance & accounting
  • Marketing
  • International business
  • Communication
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Internet e commerce
  • Creative promotional techniques

Entry requirements

Standard advanced course requirements.


100% coursework, no exams

Future opportunities

Jobs in the financial and service industries in the area, retail and tourism management or setting up your own business. Or degree courses in Business, Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Marketing, International Business, Event Management and Human Resource Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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