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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Course description

What makes a business successful?
How can I grow and develop my business idea?
What skills do I need to succeed in the business world?
How important is marketing to business?

Course content

For the Extended Certificate you will study 4 units in total across the two years of the course. The Core Units, which you must study, are listed below:

For the Diploma you will study 8 units in total across the two years of the course. The Core Units, which you must study, are listed below:

Exploring Business

You will explore business ownership, organisation, business aims and strategies, the external factors affecting business success and the importance of innovation and enterprise. You will use a case study based on Chester Zoo.

Developing a Marketing Campaign

You will look at the principles and purposes of marketing and use the information to plan and develop a marketing campaign for a business.

Personal & Business Finance

You will study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Recruitment & Selection Process

You will explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. This will give you the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review your performance.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. You will take an initial assessment which will check you have the required communication and numeracy skills.


Currently this course is assessed through coursework and controlled assessment. In the Extended Certificate, you will also complete an externally assessed exam.

Further details of how this course will be assessed will be provided by your tutor when the course begins.

Future opportunities

This course will give you a good grounding in becoming a Manager or for owning your own business.  This course can also lead onto Higher Education. The BTEC Level 3 has the same value as A Levels and is accepted by Employers and most Universities.

Further information

Check our website for the most up-to-date course details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birkenhead Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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