Business Studies

Entry Requirements

It is not necessary to have previously studied GCSE or BTEC Business Studies/Enterprise, but a grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics are required. Students that have studied Business Studies/Enterprise at GCSE or BTEC should have shown an aptitude for the subject by achieving at least a grade 6 (GCSE) or a Merit (BTEC).


About This Course

The BTEC National Diploma in Business Level 3 qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels and is designed to be a two year full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. This qualification 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.

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.


Course Content & Assessment

Mandatory Units:

                1)             Exploring Business

                2)             Developing a Marketing Campaign

                3)             Personal and Business Finance

                4)             Managing an Event

                5)             International Business

                6)             Principles of Management

Optional Units from the following (two additional units required):

                8)             Recruitment and Selection Process

                14)           Customer Service

                17)           Digital Marketing

                18)           Creative Promotion

                22)           Market Research

Units 1, 4 and 5 as well as the selected optional units are internally assessed and subject to external moderation whilst the Units 2, 3 and 6 are externally assessed under controlled conditions with the examining body (Pearson) awarding a mark/grade. Externally set assessments include both examinations and set tasks and are available either once or twice a year with one resit attempt allowed.


What could this course lead to?

The qualification is recognised by higher education institutions as fully meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas in the business sector, as single or joint programmes at degree, foundation degree or HND level such as Business,  Accounting & Finance.  After this qualification, learners can progress directly to employment; however it is likely that many will do so via higher study.  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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