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BTEC L3 Extended Certificate (1 A-level equivalent)

BTEC L3 National Diploma (2 A-level equivalent)

Why study this course?

BTEC Business is suitable for the following: 

  • Pursuing a career in business
  • Capitalising on your existing knowledge of business
  • Studying a broad scope of business disciplines 
  • Learning through being hands-on 
  • Applying your knowledge to real-world examples
  • Preference for assessment by coursework

Potential careers:

Students studying BTEC Business will find it beneficial for careers within: 

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Events management
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Operations management
  • Insurance
  • Sales
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Insurance
  • Teaching
  • Market research


Course content

The BTEC Business qualification looks closely at the inter-related nature of business focusing on units that cover a broad range of business disciplines. Students will study a range of units that give them a taste into the different functional areas of a business focusing on topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society. The course provides a dynamic learning style, with students becoming actively involved in business processes including event management, and recruitment and selection.


Year 1: 

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign
  • Unit 4: Managing an event (double award only)
  • Unit 5: International Business (double award only)


Year 2: 

  • Unit 3: Personal and Business finance
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection
  • Unit 6: Principles of management (double award only)
  • Unit 19: Pitching for a new Business (double award only) 

Staff contact:

Mr M Underwood or Mrs C Desideri