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Business - BTEC National Extended Diploma at President Kennedy School

Course description

This course is the equivalent to three A-Levels, and requires students to complete and pass all eighteen units of study within two years.

This course also allows for students to gain some real-life Business experience, in the form of a weekly placement, normally in the first year of study.

In addition students will be granted opportunities to participate in enterprise schemes, and also to gain supplementary professional qualifications to their course.

Although the course is centred on the subject business, students can opt for this qualification without any prior subject knowledge, and thus gain some experience of the business world.

Course content

There will be seven mandatory units to be covered, with a further six optional units to be studied. These units will include Business Finance, Marketing, International Business and Managing an event.

Entry requirements

Standard minimum level 3 entry requirement of 5 GCSEs A* - C inc. Maths and English.

If students have taken the Business Certificate qualification at GCSE, they must have achieved at least a pass grade and C in Maths.


This course is 42% external assessment, and allows students to gain a grade E, C, A or A* at A-Level upon completion.

Students may be marked through presentations, roll play, and planning/organising an event, amongst other criteria.

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation for those students intending to pursue Business Studies at degree level, or for anyone considering any kind of business apprenticeship/career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 50067461