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Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form

Course description

BTEC Business is a well-established and high achieving course. The subject benefits from having a dedicated and enthusiastic department who are determined to deliver a stimulating, interesting and successful course.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level. You will cover four units over the two years. You will study three core units and one specialist unit from the key areas of business for the 21st century.

The compulsory units are: Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign and Personal and Business Finance.

The remaining unit is optional and includes a range of areas such as: Managing an Event, Pitching for a New Business, International Business, Principles of Management, Recruitment and Selection Process, Management Accounting, Digital Marketing, Market Research, The English Legal System, Employment Law and Work Experience in Business.

Entry requirements

5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*- C including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above. To study this subject a minimum GCSE grade B or equivalent qualification in Business is required.


50% of this course will be assessed coursework and 50% will be a combination of controlled assessment and a written examination. This is a practical, work related course and you will learn by completing tasks and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Future opportunities

Business Studies is highly regarded by employers and universities, opening doors to a wide range of exciting careers, an excellent foundation from which to pursue future study. The content of the course means that you are suitably skilled to either go into higher education, an apprenticeship or straight into the world of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2017
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