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Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma at South Downs College

Course description

If you are interested in a career in Business, this course will help you develop an understanding of Business and how it operates. The course will also develop the ICT skills required for a career in Business including PowerPoint, Spreadsheets, Project Management Software and Email.

Course content

You will study 12 assessed units over two years, examples of which are:

Year 1
Unit 1 – The Business Environment
Unit 2 – Business Resources
Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
Unit 4 – Business Communication
Unit 5 – Business Accounting
Unit 26 – Managing Business Information

Year 2
Unit 9 – Creative Production Promotion
Unit 13 – Recruitment and Selection
Unit 18 – Managing a Business Event
Unit 19 – Developing Teams in Business
Unit 36 – Starting a Small Business
Unit 38 – Business and Economic Environment


Entry requirements

You will normally need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and preferably Maths; alternatively you may have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade.

If you have 5 or more GCSEs at grades A-C you may also study an AS subject or the Institute of Financial Studies Certificate alongside this course.


The course will be assessed through a continuous programme of assignments.

Financial information

You will be asked to contribute towards any business trips arranged by your tutors.

Future opportunities

The qualification will provide you with the opportunity to progress into employment or to higher education degree and HND courses.

Further information

You will have the opportunity to take part in a period of work experience in a relevant business organisation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Downs College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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