We offer two courses; option one is the ‘Extended Certificate’, option two is the ‘diploma’. The Extended Certificate is four units (3 mandatory, 1 optional) studied over two years, and is equivalent to 1 A Level, the Diploma is six units (4 mandatory, 2 optional) over two years and is equivalent to 2 A Levels.
The course covers a wide range of content including the ever-changing current economic climate as well as tackling the traditional areas studied in Business Studies, such as;
- Exploring Business
- Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Personal and Business Finance
- Managing a Business event (Diploma only)
- International Business (Diploma only)
- Principles of Management (Diploma only)
On top of these units, students will also can participate in, Work Experience, gaining valuable experience in a real-life work place. This opportunity can be assessed as part of the study programme. Students will also be offered comprehensive support in applying for apprenticeships, university and job applications and, as in the case of the work experience module, can be assessed as part of the study programme, contributing to the student’s overall grade.
It is also worth noting that this new course is assessed differently to previous BTEC qualifications. It involves both written coursework, controlled assessments and a written exam. For further information on the course, speak with a member of the Faculty.