BTEC National Diploma in Business
TYPE OF QUALIFICATION
LEVEL OF ENTRY
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
BTEC Level 3 equivalent of 2 A levels
5 A*-C passes at GCSE / BTEC level 2 merit +
Portfolio assignments –internal assessment 55%
Examination/set task– external assessment 45%
Marks aggregated to gain the final award level
COURSE STRUCTURE: 8 units over two years – 6 mandatory units (83%) and 3
optional units (17%) from a choice of business specialisms. Unit outcomes aggregated
for final Award outcome.
Unit
1
2
3
4
5
6
+
Title
Exploring Business
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing a Business Event
International Business
Principles of Management
3 Business Specialisms (choice)
Category
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional
Assessment
Internal
External
External
Internal
Internal
External
Internal
WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?
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Secure knowledge and skills across broad areas of Business
Secure key skills that are valued highly by employees and universities
Develop the ability to work independently and as both a team member and team leader
Ability and confidence to take ownership of Business assignments and deliver work to meet
deadlines
WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?
Direct career path into Business – qualifications highly regarded by employers e.g. Accountancy, HR,
and Retail Management.
Progression into Higher Education in Business Management as well as specialist areas such as Law,
HR Management, Marketing, Economics , Finance and Accountancy
WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?
BTEC Business works well alongside a wide breadth of subject areas including
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Humanities
Maths/ Statistics
English/Media
Economics
BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business
TYPE OF QUALIFICATION
LEVEL OF ENTRY
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
LENGTH OF COURSE & NUMBER OF
LESSONS PER WEEK
BTEC Level 3 equivalent of 3 A levels
5 A*-C passes at GCSE / BTEC level 2 merit +
Portfolio assignments –internal assessment 58%
Examination/set task– external assessment 42%
Marks aggregated to gain the final award level
2 years –18 lessons per week
COURSE STRUCTURE: 13 units over two years – 7 mandatory units (66%) and 6
optional units (34%) from a choice of business specialisms. Unit outcomes aggregated
for final Award outcome.
Unit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
+
Title
Exploring Business
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing a Business Event
International Business
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
6 Business Specialisms (choice)
Category
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Optional
Assessment
Internal
External
External
Internal
Internal
External
External
Internal
WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?




Secure knowledge and skills across broad areas of Business
Secure key skills that are valued highly by employees and universities
Develop the ability to work independently and as both a team member and team leader
Ability and confidence to take ownership of Business assignments and deliver work to meet
deadlines
WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?
Direct career path into Business – qualifications highly regarded by employers e.g. Accountancy, HR,
and Retail Management.
Progression into Higher Education in Business Management as well as specialist areas such as Law,
HR Management, Marketing, Economics , Finance and Accountancy
WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?
BTEC Business works well alongside a wide breadth of subject areas including




Humanities
Maths/ Statistics
English/Media
Economics
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BTEC National Diploma in Business