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Business Level 3 Extended Certificate at Bristol Free School

Course description

The BTEC subsidiary diploma is the equivalent of one A Level, with the equivalent UCAS points to achieve a place at university. This course suits a learner who prefers a continual assessment method without the pressure of one terminal examination. This course will give you an excellent grounding in the vocational skills and knowledge required for all types of work in the business environment. This varied work-related course is taught by experienced and enthusiastic teachers in conjunction with external speakers. All of the units will have a real life business focus. You will also have the opportunity to represent the school by participating in competitions and trips

Course content

- Unit 1: Exploring Business
- Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Unit3: Personal and Business Finance
- Unit 4: Recruitment and Selection Process

Entry requirements

Must include 5 GCSEs at C grade or above


Students will be assessed continually throughout the year, through bespoke assignments in Units 1 and 4 (Internally assessed via a range of coursework submissions and assignments.) Units 2 and 3 are externally assessed via examinations. One in the summer of year 12 and one in the New Year of year 13. Each assignment allows students to achieve either a pass, merit or distinction which translate to the equivalent of a grade E, C and A respectively. Students will work on entrepreneurial assignments in order to give a feel for the practical workings of a modern business. It is hoped that students will be able to hone their skills in the national young enterprise competition.

Future opportunities

The course is ideal for those looking for a career in business, entrepreneurship, finance or administration. If you decide to go to University you could take a degree in all areas of business such as finance, marketing, human resources or economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Free School directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2017

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