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BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma Business Studies

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code BS3FD1Y
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examinable units. Improving literacy/numeracy skills is a central focus of the course. Students will be assessed in various ways such as; writing articles, creating posters, drawing tables and charts, preparing, reports and presentations. This challenging course should not be underestimated, it is as rigorous as the A level in Business Studies.

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examinable units. Improving literacy/numeracy skills is a central focus of the course. Students will be assessed in various ways such as; writing articles, creating posters, drawing tables and charts, preparing, reports and presentations. This challenging course should not be underestimated, it is as rigorous as the A level in Business Studies.  

Details

External speakers from companies such as Tesco, George at Asda and Mattioli Woods will support and guide students through their assignment work; also to give guidance and advice on graduate schemes they offer.

How will it be delivered?

The qualification is designed to be taken over two years; the first year is the Foundation Diploma, which is equivalent to one and a half A Levels. In the second year the Extended Diploma programme is followed adding another one and a half A Levels. Over two years students will achieve three A level equivalent.

Assessment of the Foundation Diploma (Year 1)

Equivalent to one and a half A levels

6 units including:

  • Unit 1 Exploring Business – internally assessed

  • Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign – externally assessed

  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance – exam based

  • Unit 4 Managing an Event – internally assessed

  • Unit 22 Market Research – internally assessed

  • Unit 27 Work Experience – internally assessed

 

Assessment of Extended Diploma (Year 2)

Equivalent to one and a half A Levels (Three in total)

6 units including:

  • Unit 5: International Business – internally assessed

  • Unit 6: Principles of Management – externally assessed

  • Unit 7: Business Decision Making – externally assessed

  • Plus three other optional Units

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language and where specified Maths.

Your next steps...

Many Level 3 students progress onto Level 4/5 courses in Business, Business and Finance, and Marketing courses. Some students use their qualifications to gain employment or as entry to further study of professional qualifications such as CIM and ILM.

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