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BTEC Business at Swinton Academy

Course description

BTEC Business offers students a broad and varied approach to multiple disciplines within business. You will develop important skills which can be used within the business world, but which are equally transferrable to any employment pathway you choose. You will study various aspects of marketing and finance, including personal finance. In the diploma, you can manage an event and develop greater understanding of international businesses. The qualification is mainly coursework based with only one exam, meaning it allows students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grade.

Course content

Mandatory units for the Extended Certificate:

• Exploring Business

• Developing a Marketing Campaign

• Personal and Business Finance 

• One optional Unit 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.


The new BTEC national will assess you in three ways:

• Assignments - You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

• Task - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge.

• Written exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions

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Future opportunities

A BTEC National in Business can lead to a wide range of careers or university options, including:

• Marketing Manager

• Events Management

• Banking

• Financial Services

• Insurance

• Accountant

Further information

The course is designed to promote active learning and achievement. Independent research is encouraged with students actively contacting local businesses and carrying out independent investigations. Students take part in practical business activities and will be expected to supplement their classroom work by reading around the particular unit of study. It includes visits to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Coca Cola factory. 

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: 10 November 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • Mrs K Jones
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 570586
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