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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business at Bishop Young Church of England Academy

Course description

The Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business provides an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business, developing many of the skills that are required to be successful in enterprise or industry. The units studied focus on the fundamental concepts that employers and universities ask for, including marketing, finance and human resources. More importantly, the course focuses on applied learning, bringing together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills and always approached using real and relevant business scenarios and examples. Course Content and Assessment • Unit 1 - Exploring Business (25%) – An internally assessed unit investigating the fundamental principles of Business. • Unit 2 - Developing a Marketing Campaign (25%) – An externally set and assessed task that is completed under supervised conditions. • Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance (33.3%) – An externally assessed written exam taken in Year 13. • Unit 8 - Recruitment and Selection Process (16.6%) – A final optional unit that is internally assessed and is selected from a range of topics. The course is designed to promote active learning and achievement and is highly practical and industry focused. You are required to work independently and carry out your own research and investigations. Due to the varied assessment methods including internal, externally set tasks and an externally set exam, study methods are varied and highly appropriate to the unit being studied.

Entry requirements

Prior knowledge of Business Studies is not required. However, students who have studied GCSE Business are advised to have achieved at least grade C in the subject. Due to the financial content of the course, students are advised to have achieved a grade 5 in Mathematics at GCSE and at least 4 in GCSE English Language. This course does require a more “outgoing” personality. You will have to conduct in-depth research into different businesses, including interviewing key workers and consumers; delivering formal presentations and running enterprise ventures.

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: 11 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September