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Business - BTEC Extended Certificate at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

BTEC Business offers students a broad and varied approach to multiple disciplines within business. You will develop important skills which can be used within the business world, but which are equally transferrable to any employment pathway you choose. You will study various aspects of marketing and finance, including personal finance. In the diploma, you can manage an event and develop greater understanding of international businesses. The qualification is mainly coursework based with only one exam, meaning it allows students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grade. The course is designed to promote active learning and achievement. Independent research is encouraged with students actively contacting local businesses and carrying out independent investigations.

Course content

Mandatory For Extended Certificate:

Exploring Business

Developing a Marketing Campaign

Personal and Business Finance

One Optional Unit

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics and English Language


Assignments—You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Task—In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge.

Written exam—You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions

Future opportunities

A BTEC  in Business can lead to a wide range of careers or university options, including:

• Marketing Manager
• Events Management
• Banking
• Financial Services
• Insurance
• Accountant
this course is worth between 16-56 UCAS Points

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years