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BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma at Coombe Boys' School

Course description

Business Studies offers a thorough insight into the world of business that all of us come into contact with every day. It covers all processes and types of jobs available in all businesses from the Accountant in the Finance department to the Personnel Manager in the Human Resources department.

We do a lot of investigation into businesses to find out how they are putting the theory into practice in the current economic climate. A number of day trips may take place to tour chosen businesses and find out information from their respective employees. In business studies your opinion counts and is an important requirement in completing many coursework elements.

Course content

Business Studies is ideal for students that have a sound ability in English and enjoy thinking about and evaluating various situations. Are you able to imagine yourself in real life business situations and think of all the elements that might be involved? You will also be required to participate in work related scenarios, e.g. Engaging in a recruitment process, communicating with fellow ‘employees’ and evaluating the effectiveness of real business strategies. All work will be assessed through written assignments and some units will require some active participation.

 Year One In the first year, you will study for the BTEC National Award which is equivalent to 1 A level. This includes 4 Core Units and 5 Specialist Vocational Units. The core units cover Business Activity, Business Resources, Marketing and Communication. The 5 specialist units include accounting, investigating business ethics and writing a business plan to set up a small business.

 Year Two In the second year, you then study to achieve a BTEC Extended National Diploma equivalent to 3 A levels. This involves studying 9 specialist vocational units. The specialist units include Creative Product Promotion, Market Research, Recruitment and Selection, Career Development Planning, Human Resource Management and Managing a Business Event.

Entry requirements

4 A*-C grades at GCSE with a minimum of a D grade in English Language and Mathematics.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years