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Business BTEC Level 3 at Southern Consortium Sixth Form

Course description

Most units will investigate real business and cover a variety topics including marketing, team work, accounting, event organising, international business, and will be supported by written evidence or powerpoint presentations, formal reports and portfolios of evidence.

Course content

Mandatory units

Unit 1 Exploring Business

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign

Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance

Unit 4 Managing an Event

Unit 5 International Business

Unit 6 Principles of Management

Unit 7 Business Decision Making

Optional units

Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process

Unit 9 Team Building in Business

Unit 14 Investigating Customer Service

Unit 15 Investigating Retail Business

Unit 18 Creative Promotion

Unit 27 Work Experience

Example projects:

  • Organising the Christmas fair and Winter disco
  • Applying for a job and conducting job interviews
  • Investigating retail business
  • Creating a promotional plan for a business

Entry requirements

Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for BTEC/CTEC Extended Diploma’s, that is, a GCSE grade 4 and above in English and Maths, as well as a minimum of GSCE grade C’s and D’s (point score of 35.2).


42% externally assessed and 58% internally assessed

Future opportunities

  • University – business/ business management/ international business / accounting/ business law/ events management/ or combined degree
  • Apprenticeships: in business or events management and more
  • Employment: Entrepreneur, Administrator, PA, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Promotions, Event Management Accounting, Business Law, Working in the city.

Further information

  • 2 weeks work experience in year 13 (which builds into evidence for a unit)
  • Retailing unit – Visit to Westfield
  • Visit to the Business Show in London
  • Lots of opportunities of enterprise

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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      Working with our colleagues as part of the Southern Consortium, sixth form subject staff are well qualified to teach A level and vocational courses and excel in bringing out the best in all the students they work with. They are dedicated to working hard and providing a high level of professional teaching. There are staff responsible for the mentoring and care of students through a tutor group system and a range of opportunities for one-to-one guidance and support.

      We want our students to feel happy, secure and enjoy coming to school. We are committed to forming positive relationships with parents and keeping them informed of students’ targets and progress.  Alongside our extensive range of A level courses we also offer practical, work-related courses. There are opportunities for community service, young enterprise, sport, music, drama, university visits, careers advice and plenty of social events. We provide a programme of academic events for students to improve their study skills, chances of getting to university and self-confidence.

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      The Consortium provides a friendly and efficient bus service, which is free to students, that moves students at lesson changes between Consortium school sites.