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BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business (Pearson) at Hampton Sixth Form

Course description

Following your success studying Business, you are awarded one of four different levels: Pass (equivalent to an E grade at A-level), Merit (equivalent to a C), Distinction (equivalent to an A) or Distinction* (equivalent to an A*).



Units studied in Year 12


Units studied in Year 13

Unit 1: Exploring Business (Mandatory)


Unit 5: International Business (Mandatory)


Unit 4: Managing an Event (Mandatory)

Unit 6: Principles of Management (Mandatory External– 3 hour controlled assessment based upon pre-release material)


Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (Mandatory External – 2 hour written examination)


 Unit 9: Team Building in Business (Optional chosen by Hampton College TBC)


Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (Mandatory External – 3 hour controlled assessment based upon pre-release material)


Unit 27: Work Experience in Business (Optional chosen by Hampton College TBC)



Unit 14: Investigating Customer Service (Optional chosen by Hampton College TBC)



Unit 15: Investigating Retail Business (Optional chosen by Hampton College TBC)


The BTEC Diploma attempts to study a wide selection of topics and integrates many different activities and ways of learning. By doing this, it allows students to gather a range of skills throughout the course and the ability to apply these skills in a practical way. It also incorporates a number of different opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and partake in numerous business trips, alongside leadership courses and organising their own business enterprise events.

Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied a related KS4 subject to choose this subject. This is a demanding course and therefore candidates will need to have exemplary time management and independent working skills.


Year 12 and 13 – Complete eight units based upon the specification provided, this will include 6 mandatory units and two optional. Three of the mandatory units will be externally assessed and five will be internally assessed.

Future opportunities

The solid foundation of this course will enable you to study Business Studies at a higher level, either at Hampton College or elsewhere. It does complement other subjects very well and can lead into a variety of different pathways for career progression.

Further information

Business Studies links particularly well with Maths, English, Sociology, IT and Geography.

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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: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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