BTEC Level 3 Business


The programme aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses and also to equip students with the skills required to succeed in employment or at university. The course will involve businesses in the public, private and voluntary sectors. 



Please refer to the 2017 entry requirements.


This is a two year BTEC course.



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1 Exploring Business Coursework In this unit, you will gain an overview of the key ingredients for business success, how businesses are organised, how they communicate, the characteristics of the environment in which they operate, and how this shapes them and their activities.
2 Developing a Marketing Campaign Exam project based on a case study. You will examine the marketing aims and objectives for existing products/services and understand the importance of relevant, valid and appropriate research in relation to customers’ needs and wants.
3 Personal and Business Finance Written exam

Personal finance involves the

understanding of why money is important and how managing your money can help prevent future financial difficulties. It is vital you understand the financial decisions you will need to take throughout your life and how risk can affect you and your choices. This unit will also give you an insight into where you can get financial advice and support.

22 Market Research Coursework In this unit, you will examine the purpose and type of market research undertaken in a business, consider the objectives of the research and the processes followed. You will plan and undertake a research activity using the most appropriate design and sampling method. You will analyse and interpret market research data and present your findings.

Moving On

Students that successfully complete their programme of study could progress onto a Business related degree or Higher National Diploma. Previous Level three students have one directly into employment in areas of growth in finance, administration and management.