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Business (Block C) at Northfleet Technology College

Course description

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business – equivalent to 1 A level


This course is equivalent to 1 A Level.  There are four mandatory units of work, two of which are externally assessed, by the examining board, Edexcel.  

Course content

The four mandatory units are:


Unit 1 – Exploring Business – this is an introductory unit which is internally assessed, studying the purpose of different businesses, their structure and the effect of the external environment.

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign – In this unit learners will gain skills relating to and an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed.  This unit is assessed under supervised conditions.

Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance – An externally marked written examination.

Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection Process – Learners explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. The unit gives learners the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.


The internally assessed units will consist of several assignments which cover the assessment criteria.  Students work with the teacher and independently to complete the work.

Entry requirements

Although not essential, having studied a business course at Level 2 would be beneficial.  English and Mathematics Level 4 or above preferred

Future opportunities

Employment in Administration, Retail, Recruitment or Financial Sector Industries.  Entry onto a University degree.

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: 20 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years