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Business BTEC National Extended Certificate at Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College

Course description

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects.

Course content

Unit 1 – Exploring a Business

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance

Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection Process

In addition to the business sector specific content, the requirements of the qualification mean the student develops the transferable and higher order skills that are highly regarded by both HE and employers. For example, when studying the Business and Personal Finance unit, students will be measuring the financial performance of a business, preparing and analysing statements of comprehensive income and statements of financial position, as well as analysing profitability, liquidity and business efficiency, which supports some of the skills students need to progress into higher education, employment, self-employment or training.



Entry requirements

Minimum Grade B or a 5 in GCSE English.


Unit 1 – Internally assessed assignment

Unit 2 – Supervised assessment that is externally assessed

Unit 3 – Examination

Unit 8 – Internally assessed assignment

Future opportunities

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two year programme of learning, and it combines well with a large number of subjects.

There are many different career paths for those who wish to work within the business sector. These include management, HR, finance, marketing and business information management, with the opportunity to work both in the UK and internationally.

Obtaining this qualification will allow for access to degree level courses or employment in related areas such as:-

  • Sales
  • Accountancy
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Administration
  • Business Management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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