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Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma at Coopers School

Course description

This course is suitable for students who want to learn about business and prefer being able to show their abilities through coursework and continuous assessment, rather than relying on their performance in a final exam. It is very work related and uses investigations into real business.

The course:

  • provides vocationally related nationally recognised education
  • gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of employment routes, job requirements, and working practices
  • enables students to start building skills for employment
  • provides a qualification which will enable progression


The programme of study comprises of 3 units in Year 12 that explore business activity, marketing, people and communications and an additional 3 units in Year 13 which cover a range of business topics from accounting and law to event management. All units are assessed at A2 standard.

Assessment is through internally set and graded assignments. The final outcome of the award is an aggregation of points awarded for grades in each unit. The grading for each unit is pass, merit or distinction and these equate to A Level grades in terms of UCAS points. The student has to pass each unit in order to successfully achieve the qualification.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Maths C or better

Future opportunities

The Level 3 BTEC courses are valued by both employers and universities. You may progress onto degrees in subjects such as Management, Finance, Human Resources or Marketing, or directly into employment in these areas leading to professional qualifications as offered by the Chartered Institutes of Marketing, Management Accounts or Personal Development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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