Business (BTEC)

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business
BTEC Diploma in Business
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

What will I study?

Do you have the drive and ambition to manage a business, or ooze enthusiasm to become an entrepreneur? Are you creative enough to market worldwide products or organised enough to manage a business’s finances? If so, then a course in business may the right option for you. A business course at Whitby Sixth Form will guide you to understand the ins and out of businesses, exploring how different factors can test a business and push them to succeed. You will create a marketing campaign for a large business of your choice, that someday may become a reality, and work with worldwide companies to investigate their finances. If it is the diploma or the extended diploma you are wanting to study, this will allow you explore business scenarios in more detail. You will explore international businesses, manage an event, pitch for a new business and gather a deeper understanding of visual merchandising and branding. The units that you will cover are the core to any successful business and, one day, you could be the successful business that students are investigating. This course encourages independent learning, and with one-one support, passionate teachers and real business scenarios, you will develop the skills and knowledge to become successful in any workplace. If it the diploma or the extended diploma you are wanting to study, this will allow you explore business scenarios in more detail. You will explore international businesses, manage an event, pitch for a new business and gather a deeper understanding of visual merchandising and branding.

What do students do afterwards?

Many business students guarantee themselves a place at university by studying a business course. A Level 3 qualification in business is recognised in most universities. If university is not the place for you then there is always the option of a higher apprenticeship. BTEC business students have, in the past, landed themselves an apprenticeship in top businesses, such as KPMG and PWC, and more and more businesses are taking on apprentices who have a business background.

How will I be assessed?

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

  • Units 1 Exploring Businesses
  • Unit 22 Market research

Both internally assessed (coursework);

  • Units 2 Creating a marketing campaign
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance

Both externally assessed (exam)

BTEC Diploma in Business

  • Units 1 Exploring Businesses
  • Unit 4 Managing an Event
  • Unit 5 International Business
  • Unit 21 Training and development
  • Unit 22 Market research

All internally assessed (coursework)

  • Units 2 Creating a marketing campaign
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 6 Principles of management

All externally assessed (exam)

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

  • Units 1 Exploring Businesses
  • Unit 4 Managing an Event
  • Unit 5 International Business
  • Unit 14 Investigating Customer Service
  • Unit 16 Visual Merchandising
  • Unit 19 Pitching for a New Business
  • Unit 21 Training and development
  • Unit 22 Market research
  • Unit 28 Branding

All internally assessed (coursework)

  • Unit 2 Creating a marketing campaign
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 6 Principles of management
  • Unit 7 Business Decision Making

All externally assessed (exam)

“When we first started business we were unaware of how many different factors contribute to making a successful business. Throughout the time we have been able to gain knowledge and awareness of how a successful business works, with the contributing factor of Pestle.” – Jay Grady and Hope Stewart