Business BTEC Level 3
About the course
BTEC Level III Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Business
A BTEC qualification is a practical, work-related course, Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and
demands. Students focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.
This course helps students to enter employment or to progress to a more responsible job if already in employment. Learners may also use it, together with other qualifications, to progress to higher education. The subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent of 1 A Level, the Diploma is equivalent to two and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3. The Extended Diploma is only offered to students who have made satisfactory progress in Year 12 and shown a high level of independent learning.
The course is made up of six units per A level. The specialist units explore core topics in depth. Optional units offer the opportunity to study different areas in depth such as
Marketing, Finance or HRM.
Students are offered the opportunity to compete for a place on the Thomas Tallis Career Academy.
Method of assessment
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. All units are internally assessed and graded by teachers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded at the end of the course are Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
Possible subject career paths
BTEC courses are valued by employers and lead to career opportunities in business specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing, as well as other Business related careers. Learners may also progress within employment to professional qualifications such as those offered by the Chartered Institutes of Marketing, Management Accountants and Personnel Development. Learners may further progress into higher education degree courses or BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses in Business.
Students should have at least one of the following:
- A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject, with a minimum of a Distinction overall.
- At least five GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths
- Appropriate work experience