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Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Course description

Business examines all the key business areas including marketing, human resources, operations management, finance, enterprise and management. Assignments are then based on specific businesses, many of them local, to enable you to develop an understanding of how business theory works in practice. BTEC assignments will be undertaken both individually and in groups, and will attempt to give you the chance to develop team and communication skills.

Course content

You will have a mixture of classroom-based lessons, group work, practical sessions, group and individual field visits and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant business theory, which you will then apply to the real organisation you are researching. These courses give you the opportunity to focus upon specific areas that interest you.

Students will complete seven mandatory units; Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Personal and Business Finance, Managing an Event, International Business, Principles of Management, Business Decision Making along with six specialist units covering a diverse range of topics.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the level 3 BTEC entry requirements. As BTEC includes extensive coursework, students who choose this course should prefer this method of assessment


Assessment methods are varied and might involve you: making presentations, writing business reports, preparing wall displays, creating websites and filming documentaries. The majority of assessment is through assignments (10 units) however students will also undertake one external examination and three controlled assessments.

Future opportunities

The BTEC qualifications are recognised by most universities and therefore successful completion will enable students to continue their studies in higher education on a business related course. Alternatively students will find that BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing, as well as other Business-related careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Scarborough Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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