BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A level)
‘In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.’ Harold S. Geneen www.brainyquote.com
Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest in a career in business, and who would prefer a more ‘hands-on’, vocational approach to learning.
The BTEC National Extended Certificate is broadly equivalent to one A Level and is graded pass, merit, distinction, or distinction* (P, M, D, D*).
The general entrance requirements apply. If students have previously studied business BTEC at Level 2 a minimum of a pass grade or business at GCSE a grade 4 is required.
This is a two year course consisting of six units and is the equivalent to one A level. The four core units will give you an introduction to, and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication – all fundamental to the success of business organisations.
The core compulsory units are:
- The Business Environment
- Business Resources
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Communication
You will then study two additional specialist units, which could cover aspects of accounting, marketing, human resources, management, business law, business administration, retail, IT applications and the economy.
There are 6 units with 4 assignments in each, spread over the 2 years. Each assignment will be assessed and must be complete to a pass, merit or distinction level in order to complete the course.
There are no exams for this BTEC: this is a coursework based course and all units must be completed over the 2 years in order to achieve a grade.
BTECs allow students to move on to higher education, to progress further in their career, to start their career in a certain industry or in some instances give them the skills to start their own business. They allow the student flexibility and choice in what they choose to do. Business employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively both verbally and using electronic communication methods.
The BTEC Business provide a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business. These could include: roles in specialist areas such as management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations, and a more generic role in a small local business.
For further information contact:
Mrs E Staines, Mr W Greenwood, or Miss N Kali