Students will take 4 units over the two years of the course:
Unit 1 Exploring Business
Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8 The Recruitment and Selection Process
Units 1,2 and 3 are mandatory and Unit 8 is optional – selected based upon the expertise of staff
within the department. Units 1 and 8 are assessed internally, with students completing a portfolio
of work. Unit 2 and 3 are externally assessed, with examinations based around pre-released
case material. Examinations are 3 hours long.
Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language/Literature and Mathematics. Where Business has
previously been studied, a grade 5 at GCSE or a Pass at BTEC Level 2.
BTEC Business is a good choice for students who are well organised and able to meet regular
deadlines. It offers an opportunity to work for a qualification which is widely recognised by
employers and higher education providers. Students can apply their own experience of work to
their studies. Level 3 National Extended Certificate is the equivalent of one A Level, with
Distinction* carrying the same values a A*, Distinction A, Merit C and Pass E.