Business BTEC Level 3

“Celebrate every win regardless of how small it may seem. Small victories compound into big progress.”
- Yvonne Bajela

(founder of Impact X Capital Partners LLP, a venture capital firm focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe)

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Ms Duarte
KS5 Subject Teachers: Mr Daly

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Ms Duarte
KS5 Subject Teachers: Mr Daly

The Business Department aims to build and develop the knowledge and skills sets of learners to enable them to progress successfully to University as well as to become more aware of how businesses operate around the world. The courses offered also build the confidence of learners including being able to research, create formal reports, present findings to their peers and teachers and become all round more accomplished academics.

The Business Department offers both the National Extended Certificate qualification equivalent to one A level and the National Diploma equivalent to two A levels. Learners cover a wide range of various specialist Business subject areas including Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Trade and Recruitment and Selection. Assessment allows learners to build on their skills needed for Higher Education and includes written examinations, controlled assessments (in which a pre-release material is studied in advance) as well as internal assignments.

BTEC Business is one of the few post-16 qualifications that will help you succeed in your future career no matter what path you choose to take. The principles of business that you will learn about are common to every type of business organisation – from presenting innovative and creative marketing messages and developing effective interpersonal skills through to operating within a legal framework and using accurate accounting / financial methods.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Business qualification is a vocational and work-related qualification. Learners will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills which will prove incredibly useful to them in whatever business specialism they choose to enter in future. This is achieved through learners performing vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate work-related and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, skills which are valued in both higher education and in the workplace.

Courses Offered:

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business

equivalent to one A Level
Length of Course:  2 Years
Number of Lessons per week:  6
Assessment: internal and external
Units:
Unit 1: Exploring Business
Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process
 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business

Equivalent to two A Levels
Length of Course:  2 Years
Number of Lessons per week: 12
Assessment: internal and external
 
Units:
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 & Selection Process
Unit 19: Pitching for a New Business

Possible Careers:

  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Events Management
  • Human Resources

Further Reading:

Business – BBC News

Latest financial, market & economic news and analysis | Business | The Guardian

Business – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

What Is Corporate Culture? – YouTube

PESTLE Analysis | What is PESTLE analysis? – YouTube

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Practical Perspectives by Thomas Beschorner – YouTube

The Financial Times –  UK business & economy | Financial Times (ft.com)

The Guardian –  http://www.guardian.co.uk/business

The Times – http://business.timesonline.co.uk/

Dragon’s Den – Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to venture capitalists – http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/

Masterclass – a magazine produced by Ernst and Young, it explores exceptional business leaders their unconventional approaches to business and provides insight into how they have made their businesses grow.

The Essence of Success: 12 Mini Biographies Includes Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Hawking, Chris Evans, Frank Sinatra, Tony Blair, Imran Khan, Malcolm X, James Dyson, Margaret Thatcher, 2014 [ISBN-13: 978-1503052406]

What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography by Alan Sugar

Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting To The Top by Karren Brady

Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Sir Richard Branson

 

Trips & Extra Curricular Club/Activities:

 The Business Show at the London Excel Centre
The Business Startup Show (bstartup.com)

Emirates Stadium Tour
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tours

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