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Exam Board and code: Edexcel 500/6747/3
What is BTEC Business level 3 Diploma about?
The 120-credit BTEC Level 3 Diploma broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels. It covers all the main range of Business areas to ensure a complete and comprehensive understanding of business for successful performance in working life.
How is this course structured?
The course is made up of 12 units, 4 mandatory units and 8 optional units assessed by coursework
The Business Environment
Introduction to Marketing
Taken from a variety of topics such as:
Business and the Economic Environment
Market Research in Business
Human Resource Management in Business
Managing a Business Event
Aspects of Contract and Business Law
Is this course for me?
These courses are highly interactive with students taking on considerable responsibility for their own learning. They will develop research and analytical skills that will enable them to achieve to the full limits of their potential. With guidance from the course team they will rapidly become independent and active learners. This course will suit learners with real strengths in coursework as well as those who seek to add a "vocational" element to their studies. All aspects and dimensions of Business and Business organisations are researched and evaluated on the course. Specific Businesses have to be investigated and analysed in the coursework units. You should also have an interest in exploring the world of business in a highly practical way.
What else do I need to know?
You will enjoy this course if you would like to:
- develop an understanding of how business works in the real world
- discover the problems and opportunities faced by local ,national and international businesses
- have an opportunity to organise an enterprise activity- learn about how business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together as part of a whole business
- take part in practical activities such as planning and running a business, organising an event or planning and
setting up a website
The department will try to ensure that students have opportunities to visit and study Businesses in the UK to gain detailed evidence and information on a variety of Industries. There is also a potential opportunity to visit European city and study some European business issues.
What do other students say?
Where could it lead?
The qualification gives students a wide choice of progression options into higher education, training or relevant employment in the business sector. This course qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma. The course is a good base for all Business Management related degrees. You could also go on to a Modern Apprenticeship in related subjects such as Administration or Management. It is also a base for full time employment in many lines of business and can compliment many other vocations. The course allows students to develop many skills in communication, presentation and team work, which can enhance a C.V. as well as skills needed for further education and prospective employment.