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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Business at Abraham Darby Academy

Course description

This qualification is equivalent to 0.5 of an A-Level. It consists of 2 mandatory units, of which 1 is externally assessed.

Course content

The first unit is an introductory unit, known as ‘Exploring Business’ that is internally assessed. Learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. The second unit is titled ‘Developing a marketing campaign’ and this is externally assessed. Marketing is a dynamic field central to the success of any business. You will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed. You will explore different stages of the process that a business goes through when developing its campaign and develop your own campaign for a given product/service.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 9-5 grades including English and Mathematics.  Prior study of the subject isn’t essential.  These are guidelines only and every student’s application will be treated on an individual basis.

Assessment

The first unit is an introductory unit, known as ‘Exploring Business’ that is internally assessed. Learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. The second unit is titled ‘Developing a marketing campaign’ and this is externally assessed. Marketing is a dynamic field central to the success of any business. You will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed. You will explore different stages of the process that a business goes through when developing its campaign and develop your own campaign for a given product/service.

 

Future opportunities

Learners who have completed this qualification may progress to further learning at Level 3, for example a larger-size BTEC National in the business sector.

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses if taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications as part of a programme of learning. Depending on the other qualifications learners have taken, you can progress to a degree programme from a range of programmes in the business sector. Progression can be direct to an honours degree or to a Higher National, a Foundation Degree, or a Higher Apprenticeship.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

In the BTEC National units there are opportunities to develop employability skills. These include; cognitive and problem-solving skills, such as critical thinking; intrapersonal skills, such as communication and interpersonal skills, such as self-management.

The transferable skills, such as the ability to learn independently; the ability to research actively and methodically; to be able to give presentations and to be active group members are all skills that this qualification will aim to develop. These are also skills that are highly valued by universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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