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Business BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate 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 four units and is equivalent to one A Level.

Course content

Four units of study which include:
- Exploring Business (internal)
- Developing a Marketing Campaign (external)
- Personal and Business Finance (external)
- The Recruitment and Selection Process (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


Two units are internally assessed through coursework, which is subject to external moderation. Two units are externally assessed. Developing a Marketing Campaign involves students completing a coursework task which is 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 an overall grade for the whole qualification. A Distinction* is equivalent to A* at A Level, Merit to a C and Pass to an E.

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 one A Level 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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