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Business - BTEC Level 3 Diploma






Business Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma  Miss King Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma


This 2 year course provides the opportunity for students to explore the world of business in a highly practical way.  By adopting an investigative approach, students develop a range of skills while discovering the problems and opportunities faced by businesses.  Students will study the Diploma across Year 12 and Year 13 (broadly equivalent to 2 A levels).

Entry Requirements

It is not necessary to have taken any particular GCSE subjects.  The nature of the course requires students to develop skills as independent learners; therefore, high levels of motivation and attendance are essential.  A grade 4 at GCSE English and Maths is preferable, however, each student will be considered on their individual merits.

Course Aims

The aim of the course is designed to encourage investigation and to support a highly active, student centred approach.  Students will be encouraged to consider management decisions and their impact on business.  Students’ organisational and higher order skills such as analysis and evaluation will be enhanced through this course.  Students will be expected to take responsibility for their own work and time management.

Course Content

The course involves a comprehensive overview of all business functions and the emphasis is placed on realistic business contexts.  It enables students to develop an understanding of how various business functions, such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources, work together as part of a cohesive business.


Students study 12 units over the 2 years and the resulting qualification is broadly the equivalent of 2 A level courses with respect to University entrance points.  It will take up 2 option choices.


Year 1

Year 2: 6 further optional units from a choice of 42.


Options include:

  • The Business Environment *
  • Human Resource Management in Business
  • Business Resources *
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Marketing *
  • Understanding Business Ethics
  • Business Communication *
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Plus a further 2 optional units
  • Business and the Economic Environment

All the units for this qualification are assessed via coursework.  Students must complete 4 mandatory units of work* and then complete a further 8 units to achieve the Diploma.

Progression and Careers

This course gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study, training or relevant employment.  Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto University, work or Modern Apprenticeships in related subjects.

Exam Board


Contact Name

For further information, please see Miss King – Head of Business Studies.