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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business at Hitchin Boys' School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is a practical, work-related course. It is the equivalent of two A-levels. During the course there is the opportunity to take part in at least two weeks work experience in an area of business that interests you.

The course is made up of four core units and eight specialist units.

The core units are:

  • Exploring Business Activity
  • Investigating Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing and Effective People
  • Communication and Information

The specialist units include:

  • An Introduction to Marketing Research
  • Exploring Creative Product Promotion
  • Investigating Recruitment and Selection
  • Human Resource Management in Business

You will learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

There is no examination for this course. All units are internally assessed and graded by your teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to career opportunities in business areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing. Learners may also progress into Higher Education Degree Courses.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to our Consortium are 5 A*-C at GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, for an advanced level or Level 3 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 23 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years