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Business Studies - Level 3 BTEC at Ousedale School

Course description

This course provides candidates with a broad introduction to the business sector through the research and analysis of the activities of a chosen Business organisation.

Students are encouraged to acquire the following range of skills through the study of realistic business contexts:

  •  personal organisation and time management;
  •  producing a business report; making an oral presentation;
  •  initiative, creativity; perseverance; willingness to learn and progress;
  •  working in teams; discussing and resolving problems;
  •  investigative and research skills; problem solving; decision making; using theory to analyse a real organisation; planning a project.


Course content

Year 12 Modules
Unit 1: The Business Environment
Unit 2: Business Resources
Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing

Year 13 Modules
Unit 4: Business Communication
Unit 32: Food Retailing
Unit 36: Starting a Small Business

Entry requirements

5 x A* - C at GCSE or equivalent


BTEC is currently assessed solely by coursework, however, this may be updated to include an external assessment in the future.

Pass = E grade at A level
Merit = C grade at A level
Distinction = A grade at A level
Distinction+ = A* at A level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years