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Business Studies BTEC National Extended Certificate at Falmouth School

Course description

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Everyone taking this qualification will study three mandatory units. They are; Exploring the Business Environment, Developing a Marketing Campaign and Personal and Business Finance. These units are all studied around real-life business and involve a lot of practical research and investigation. In addition to the business sector-specific content, the requirements of the qualification mean students develop 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.

Future opportunities

The nature of the course provides students with the fundamental understanding necessary to continue the study a range of business related subjects at a higher level. This course is however primarily designed as a stepping stone into employment or apprenticeships at middle management levels as students benefit from the wide range of transferrable skills it incorporates.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years