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BTEC Business Studies - Level 3 at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

BTEC Business Studies uses a combination of assessment styles to give students the confidence they need to apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace - and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career.

The range of vocational assessments - both practical and written - means students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next steps, whether that is supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

Course content

What will I learn at AS Level?

In the introductory unit, learners will study the purpose of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.

Marketing is a dynamic field central to the success of any business.  Learners will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed, exploring different stages of the process that a business goes through when developing its campaign and develop their own campaign for a given product/service.

What will I learn at A Level?

Learners will study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Through the Recruitment and Selection Process unit, learners will investigate how the recruitment process is carried out in a business.  The unit gives learners the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.  Students are not required to have studied BTEC Level 2 in Business.



How will I be assessed at AS Level?

2 Mandatory units studied: 1 Internal (50%) and 1 External (50%).

  • Unit 1:  Exploring Business (Portfolio)
  • Unit 2:  Developing a Marketing Campaign (synoptic task set and assessed by Pearson - pre-release issued 2 weeks before assessment, which is then to be completed in a 3 hour supervised period, in the summer).

How will I be assessed at A Level?

2 Units; 1 Mandatory and 1 Optional; 1 Internal (33.3%) and 1 External (66.6%)

  • Unit 3:  Personal and Business Finance (exam - 2 hours)
  • Unit 8:  Recruitment and Selection Process (Portfolio)


Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to studying Business related courses at university and careers in Business.  Studying Business is especially favoured by employers as students are equipped with the necessary skills in Business and Enterprise.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.  These include organisation, time management and working independently.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 30