Business BTEC

Our Course

BTEC: Level 3 National Diploma in Business

We also offer the Diploma in Business; this qualification is the equivalent in value to two A levels. There will be 8 units of work that will be graded from Pass, Merit to Distinction.

The qualification is more coursework based, allowing the student to develop their research, time management and teamwork skills in particular, while learning an academic subject. However, like all A level equivalent qualifications there is an exam element which needs to be passed to gain the award.

If a student is making excellent progress on the course there will be the opportunity to add to the qualification and gain the Extended Diploma, which is the equivalent of 3 A levels. This will be reviewed at Easter of the first year of the course.

Course Content

The main elements of the course are Objectives and Business Strategy, Business Finance and Accounts, Marketing, Management and Globalisation. The course is broken down into the following units:

Unit Title Assessment Method
1 Exploring Business Coursework / Portfolio - Internal
2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Controlled Assessment - External
3 Personal and Business Finance External Test
4 Managing an Event Coursework / Portfolio - Internal
5 International Business Coursework / Portfolio - Internal
6 Principles of Management Controlled Assessment - External

The students will also complete two optional units that can extend their understanding of Marketing, Business Finance or Management. These units will be assessed internally.
Please note every piece of external assessed work needs to be passed to gain the qualification. Each assessment can be sat twice.

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Looking Further Ahead

Due to the broad nature of the course, there are several options for career progression from university to Higher Apprenticeships. There would be an option to study Business related courses at universities such as Manchester, Loughborough, Liverpool , UCL, City, Bath, Surrey, Brighton and Westminster.

Currently, Business and Economics related subjects are the most popular degree course for Royal Russell students. The subject leads to a wide variety of careers including; Marketing, Public Relations, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Banking and Events Management. Also, most areas of Finance, Accountancy, General Management and Consultancy require the study of Business at some point.