GSO Test

Business BTEC Level 3

Awarding Body

Edexcel (Diploma or Extended Certificate)

Assessment Structure

Mixture of Internal coursework and external coursework/exam.

Minimum entry requirement

  • NBP16C level 3 entry requirements
  • Level 2 BTEC Business (merit), if taken

Why should I study 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 I learn?

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 4: Managing an Event
  • Unit 5: International Business
  • Unit 6: Principles of Management
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection
  • Unit 20: Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility

How will I learn?

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.

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.

What do students say?

“I really the like the fact that it is not all exams”  - Year 12 Business student

“It is so interesting to study a topic in so much depth” - Year 13 Business student