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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

Students who have studied BTEC business at Key Stage 4 (Level 2) are required to have achieved a minimum of a Merit in order to display the necessary skills to access this course at Level 3.  Students who have not studied business at Key Stage 4 will not be at a disadvantage, as each unit will be taught from the beginning, with no expectation of prior knowledge.  However, such students will need to have achieved at least a Merit in other BTEC courses they have studied or equivalent B Grades at GCSE.

Assessment

This is a 2 year full-time course, consisting of 4 units:

  • 2 x internally marked coursework units

  • 2 x externally assessed units consisting of:

  • a)     1 x 3 hour timed assessment carried out in the classroom under exam conditions

  • b)    1 x 2 hour written examination set by the exam board

Brief Outline of Coursework/Controlled Assessments

Within the internally assessed aspect of this course, students will explore the features of different businesses and analyse what makes them successful. They will examine business markets, how businesses are organised, the environments in which these businesses operate and will investigate the role and contribution of innovation and enterprise to business success. Beyond this, students will explore aspects of the English legal system, looking at how laws are made and how they are applied in the courts.

Within the externally assessed aspect of this course, students will explore areas including personal and business finance and how businesses develop strong marketing campaigns.

General Information about the Course

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent to 1 A level, and it has been designed as a full 2-year programme, normally taken alongside a further Level 3 qualification.  

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

Entry Requirements

Students who have studied BTEC business at Key Stage 4 (Level 2) are required to have achieved a minimum of a Merit in order to display the necessary skills to access this course at Level 3.  Students who have not studied business at Key Stage 4 will not be at a disadvantage, as each unit will be taught from the beginning, with no expectation of prior knowledge.  However, such students will need to have achieved at least a Merit in other BTEC courses they have studied or equivalent B Grades at GCSE.

Assessment

This is a 2 year full-time course, consisting of 8 units:

  • 5 x internally marked coursework units

  • 3 x externally assessed units consisting of:

  • a)     2 x 3 hour timed assessment carried out in the classroom under exam conditions

  • b)    1 x 2 hour written examination set by the exam board

Brief Outline of Coursework/Controlled Assessments

Within the internally assessed aspect of this course, students will explore the features of different businesses and analyse what makes them successful. They will examine business markets, how businesses are organised, the environments in which these businesses operate and will investigate the role and contribution of innovation and enterprise to business success. Beyond this, students will look at how to manage a business event of their own. Students will then go on to look at areas of International business, as well as aspects of Criminal law in relation to businesses.

Within the externally assessed aspect of this course, students will explore areas including personal and business finance, how businesses develop strong marketing campaigns, as well as principles of business management.

General Information about the Course

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent to 2 A levels, and it has been designed as a full 2-year programme, normally taken alongside a further Level 3 qualification.