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Business BTEC Level 3 at Dormers Wells High School

Course description

Exam units subject to change due to revised specification being released this academic year. Students have to complete a minimum of 180 credits. This is made up of 40 credits from the four mandatory units and 140 credits from the optional units.

Mandatory units and Credits

1 The business environment - 10

2 Business resources - 10

3 Introduction to marketing - 10

4 Business communication - 10


Optional units Credits

5 Business accounting - 10

7 Management accounting - 10

9 Creative product promotion - 10

10 Market research in business - 10

12 Internet marketing - 10

13 Recruitment and selection - 10

15 Human resource management - 10

16 Development planning for a career in business - 10

19 Developing teams in business - 10

21 Contract and business law - 10

27 Health and safety in business - 10

29 Understanding retailing - 10

36 Starting a small business - 10

37 Understanding business ethics - 10


Course content

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

Entry requirements

A combination of 9 for English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further A*-C GCSE passes. A grade of ‘Merit Merit’ is required if progressing from Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC Business..


Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence. There are no examinations for this course. Each unit can be credited at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* Level.

Future opportunities

This course may prepare students to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a degree, HND or other professional development programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dormers Wells High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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