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Business BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Landau Forte College

Course description

A two-year course which aims to advance and promote the quality and availability of work-related education for students either preparing for employment or planning to progress to Higher Education. This qualification is made up of eight units and is equivalent to two A Levels.

Course content

Eight units of study which include:

- Exploring Business (internal)
- Developing a Marketing Campaign (external)
- Personal and Business Finance (external)
- Managing an Event (internal)
- International Business (internal)
- Principles of Management (external)
- Plus two optional units (internal)

Entry requirements

a) BTEC First in Business Level 2 graded Distinction* to Merit OR GCSE Business graded 9 to 5, OR

b) For students who have not previously studied Business, GCSEs graded 9-5 in English AND Mathematics


Five units are internally assessed through coursework, which is subject to external moderation. Three units are externally assessed. Developing a Marketing Campaign and Principles of Management involves students completing coursework tasks which are set and assessed by the examination board. Personal and Business Finance is assessed by an external examination.

Students will be graded pass, merit or distinction for each unit, which will then be added together, using a points system, to give overall grades for the whole qualification. Grades awarded range from Distinction* Distinction* (D*D*) which is the equivalent to A*A* at A Level and Pass Pass (PP) which is equivalent to EE at A Level.

Future opportunities

Students do not need a prior knowledge of Business Studies as the course will start from the basics. However, it would be an advantage.

This course has an equivalency of two A Levels and is accepted as a qualification into Higher Education.

A BTEC is a good preparation for a career in business and is an excellent route to employment and training as well as Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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