Business (BTEC)

Level 3 Sub Diploma / Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Summary:

Businesses are all around us; we all know and can recognise them instantly. Brands like Coca Cola, Cadbury and McDonalds are sold on every high street, in every city across the country. But how do businesses like these work? One day you will be learning about accounting, where accuracy and number skills are paramount to analyse cash flow, costs and profit. The next day you could be measuring how creativity ensures a product will sell. Our course is incredibly varied and covers the essential skills, such as communication and leadership, which you will need to one day manage or lead a business yourself.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Buckinghamshire New University – Football Business and Finance
  • Manchester Metropolitan University-Business/Marketing
  • Manchester Metropolitan University-Law
  • Edge Hill University- Business and Management
  • ISF University College – Banking Practice and Management

Career destinations:

Many of our students continue to study Business at university, or move onto apprenticeships and trainee management positions. Studying Business as a vocational course will provide you with strong employability skills to help you progress onto your chosen career, particularly organisation, communication and decision making skills.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirement to study this course, but an interest in Business is preferred.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 30% coursework
30% Exam
Year 2 30% coursework
70% Exam

Business Conference:

Students will also have the chance to take part in an annual Business Conference, held here at the Sixth Form College.

This highly successful conference has been running for 15 years and representatives from some of the most important global and national companies have taken the opportunity to talk to our students, inspiring them to become the entrepreneurs of the future.

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