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BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science at Aston Academy

Course description

BTEC Business offers students a broad and varied approach to multiple disciplines within business. You will dfevelop important skills which can be used within the business world, but which are equally transferable to any employment pathway you choose. You will study various aspects of markting and finance. including personal finance. In the diploma, you can manage an event and develop greater understanding of international businesses. The qualification is mainly coursework based with only one exam, meaning it allows students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grades. 

Study Methods

The course is deisgned to promote active learning and acheivement. Independant research is encouraged with students actively contacting local businesss and carrying out independant investigations. Students take part in practical business activities and will be expected to supplement their classroom work by reading around the particular unit of study. It includes a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Coca Cola factory. 

Course content

Mandatory Units for the Extended Certificate:

- Exploring Business

- Developing a Marketing Campaign

- Personal and Business Finance

- One optional unit

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language.



The new BTEC national will assess you in three ways:

Assignments—You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Tasks - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge

Written Exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.

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Future opportunities

A BTEC National in Applied Science can lead to a wide range of careers or university options, including:
• Science Technician in the NHS/industry/public service
• Higher National Diploma or Degree in: Applied Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Biology,   Biomedical Science, Sport Science and more
• Teaching
• Science Journalist
• Paramedic


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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