Business Studies

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business

What will you be learning?
To achieve this Level 3 course, students will study four units.

In the first academic year, students will start of by exploring local and national business and looking at how they are ran and how have they become so successful. This will enable students to gain the knowledge and understanding of successful businesses if they ever were to set up a new business. The course then moves on to Unit 2, where students develop a marketing campaign which will be their first external exam. Students will examine a case study two weeks prior to the exam to carry out any research.

In their final year, student will start by investigating both personal and business finance, this will provide an understanding of the topic that will prepare them for everyday life and is assessed by an external exam. Finally students will then study Unit 8; recruitment and selection. This unit will enable students to experience a real life recruitment and selection process where they will receive constructive feedback to ensure they are ready for their next journey.

What other learning could you do:
This course can lead students onto higher education courses such as degrees in Business Management, Marketing, Law or Event Management to name just a few.

What career options do you have?
It provides excellent grounding for careers such as Retail Management, Administration, Recruitment and Selection, Marketing or self-employment.

Where Can I Find More Information:
You can contact the College, talk to your Personal Careers Advisor or College careers staff.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business

What will you be learning?
This course looks at how businesses operate. It examines how management consider all aspects of business before making decisions that affect many people’s lives.
For the Subsidiary Diploma you have to study six units. There are four mandatory core units and two optional specialist units. The units that we study here are:

  • The Business Environment – here we look at business ownership, organisation, size etc. and the influence of the business cycle and international matters
  • Business Resources – how businesses manage their use of human, physical, financial, technological resources etc.
  • Introduction to Marketing – just that, a first look at the marketing of goods and services
  • Business Communication – the theory and practise of communication in a business environment
  • Introduction to Accounting – look at the purpose and use of a company’s final accounts (balance sheet, trading, and profit and loss account), cash flow forecast
  • Creative Product Promotion – here we look at the marketing mix and the role of promotions within that, the work done by advertising agencies, and produce a simple promotional campaign.

Coursework: 100%

What other learning could you do:
This course can lead students onto higher education courses such as degrees in Business Management, Marketing, Law or Event Management to name just a few.

What career options do you have?
It provides excellent grounding for careers such as Retail Management, Administration, Recruitment and Selection, Marketing or self-employment.

Where Can I Find More Information:
You can contact the College, talk to your Personal Careers Advisor or College careers staff.