North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Business: BTEC Level 3 Diploma

SUBJECT: Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma  


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Equivalent to two A Levels..

6 Mandatory Units

Exploring Business – internal assignment

  • Managing an event – internal assignment
  • International Business – internal assignment
  • Developing a marketing campaign –externally controlled coursework.
  • Principles of Management – externally controlled coursework.
  • Personal and Business Finance – external exam.

    2 Optional Unit

  • Pitching for a New Business.
  • Market Research

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement. Four GCSE’s grade 4 or equivalent.


Why should I follow this course?

This course will give you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the business sector or to progress onto higher education. This course is assessed mainly via coursework, although there is one exam, and you will complete 8 units over the 2 years.  The teaching of this qualification may be split between the two learning communities, Cotham School and Redland Green School.

What will you learn?

It covers a broad range of business topics, from personal and business finance to principles of management and marketing, as well as managing an event. Each topic will be taught in a real business context and you will visit, study and investigate local and national businesses.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Teacher-led activities, individual and group work, presentations, debates, role-play and simulations and the comprehensive use of ICT. There is a focus on developing real world insights into businesses which may be supported by guest speakers and company visits.

What can I do with my qualification?

A BTEC level 3 diploma in business will give you a broad understanding of key themes of today’s rapidly changing business world. In-depth course work and detailed research into a range of businesses will give you a real insight into how businesses operate.  Consequently, the course is a good basis for entering employment in the business sector, but also carries UCAS points so can be used as a stepping stone into higher education.