The BTEC National Level 3 Business course focuses on the vocational aspects of Business with the aim to provide a coherent introduction to study the business sector through applied teaching and learning using a range of methods to include; case studies, visiting speakers, role plays, application to variety of different businesses and visits to industry. This a valuable course for students who wish to study the more practical aspect of business and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector.
To support effective learning, we also have the use of iPAD’s and MAC’s along with an extensive collection of text books and subject specific magazines to read.
1 Exploring Business Mandatory Internal Coursework
2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Mandatory Synoptic External Controlled Assessment
3 Personal & Business Finance Mandatory External Exam
8 Recruitment & Selection Optional Internal Coursework
For all Level 3 pathways five passes (9-4) or more at GCSE are required, including at least Grade 4 in Maths and/ or English Language. Merit at BTEC Level 2 if taken; Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and English is desirable.
Many of the units will be delivered in an integrated manner. The work is very student centred and although there will be some lectures and note-taking much of the work will involve students finding information out for themselves. The ‘business world’ will be used as much as possible and there may be further supported by work placements, industrial visits, possible residential trips and relevant speakers during delivery of units. There will also be considerable use of I.T to support assignment writing and assessment will take the form of coursework, practical role plays, pro-forma sheets, formal examination and controlled assessments.
There will be a number of assignments set which will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of different topics. These assignments will be graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction) with an opportunity to re-submit work to improve overall grades.
A BTEC National in Business offers students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding which will prepare them for University or employment in such fields as:
Business Studies Insurance Economics Financial Services Accountancy
Administration Marketing Banking Sales Personnel
It may even give you some experience in the skills that are needed to become self-employed!