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Business BTEC Level 3 at La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School

Course description

WHAT KIND OF STUDENT IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 

The course will appeal to those students who: 

  • have an interest in how a business operates 
  • have an interest in how computer systems and networks can be set up and managed 
  • enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences 
  • would like to do a subject that offers opportunities for a career in business or IT 
  • would like to learn how to make Business decisions and solve business problems 

To help you decide whether this course subject is for you, consider the questions below. As a result you might feel that the course is not for you or it definitely is for you. Alternatively, the questions might stimulate you to do further research or test out trying something new. If you have any further questions, please email www.LaSWAP.camden.sch.uk who will link you with the relevant subject specialist. 

  • Why are you choosing a business course? Why are you choosing an ICT course? 
  • What recent news in the business or technology world has interested you? 
  • What do you think makes a successful business?

Course content

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

1st year Business Units: 

  • Unit 1: Exploring business 
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign 
  • Unit 3: Personal and business finance 

And 1 unit from: 

  • Unit 8. Recruitment and selection process. 
  • Unit 15. Investigating retail business. 
  • Unit 17. Digital marketing. 
  • Unit 18. Creative promotion. 
  • Unit 20. Investigating corporate social responsibility. 
  • Unit 24. Employment law 
YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

2nd year Business Units: 

  • Unit 4: Managing an event 
  • Unit 5: International business 
  • Unit 6: Principles of management 

And 1 unit from: 

  • Unit 8. Recruitment and selection process. 
  • Unit 15. Investigating retail business. 
  • Unit 17. Digital marketing. 
  • Unit 18. Creative promotion. 
  • Unit 20. Investigating corporate social responsibility. 
  • Unit 24. Employment law 

Entry requirements

Business BTEC level 2 Diploma at distinction 

4 or above in either English or maths 

Assessment

Business: 

Unit 2: a task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of three hours 

Unit 3: Written examination set by Pearson 

Unit 6: a task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of three hours 

All other units: Coursework 

Future opportunities

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in a business or IT discipline or a degree where Business/IT related skills and knowledge may be advantageous. 

The qualification is aimed at progression to higher education but also enables leaners to develop knowledge and skills needed for entry-level roles related to IT (including vocational apprenticeship roles and trainee/entry-level roles such as a social media specialist, web/content developer, or business analyst) or to business (junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, HR, marketing and other related areas in the business sector, including higher apprenticeships).  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017
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