Business Studies

Entry Requirements 

Grade 5 in English and Maths and if you studied a Business or Finance course in KS4 you should have a grade 6 / Merit to demonstrate you have an aptitude for the subject.


About This Course

The BTEC National Diploma in Business Level 3 qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills which underpin the business sector that will prepare them for further study, training or employment. It is suitable for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment but it can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector.


Course Content & Assessment

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business is equivalent in size to two A Levels and comprises of 8 units (of which 6 are mandatory) including 3 that are externally assessed. Topics include Finance, Customer Service and Marketing for example. Grades available range from double Pass (PP) up to double Distinction Star (D*D*).


What could this course lead to?

The BTEC National Diploma is a 2-year qualification which will help prepare them for a range of business and financial degree programmes or jobs within the profession. The qualification carries a minimum of 31 UCAS (PP) and a maximum 112 UCAS (D*D*) points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example: BSc (Hons) in Business Management, BA (Hons) in Business Studies, BA (Hons) in Marketing, BSc (Hons) in Finance, BSc (Hons) in Accounting and many other business or finance related higher education qualifications. Potential areas of employment include junior business roles in marketing, accountancy, administration, finance, events management, HR and other related areas in the business sector, including higher apprenticeships.

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