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BTEC Business Studies


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business (single award)

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at 9 –4 grade including English and Mathematics

Exam Board


Content relating to the subject qualification

A two year course which includes the completion of 4 units:


Mandatory Units – 3 units

  • Unit One - Exploring Business
    • Learners will study the purposes of different businesses, their structures and the effects that the external environment will have on them and how they need to be innovative in order to survive.


  • Unit Two – Developing a Marketing Campaign
    • Learners will gain understanding and the skills that are required in how to fully develop a marketing campaign.


  • Unit Three - Personal and Business Finance
    • Learners will study the purpose and importance of both personal finance and business finance. They will develop the skills required to prepare and analyse financial and accounting information.


Optional Unit - 1 unit taken from the choice of:

  • Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Investigating Customer Service
  • Market Research
  • The English Legal System
  • Work Experience in Business

Assessment of the qualification

Unit One – Set and assessed internally by means of student produced, portfolio of work.


Unit Two – Assessed by means of student produced portfolio task that is externally set and assessed by Pearson, in exam controlled conditions.


Unit Three - Assessed by a written, 2-hour examination that is externally set and assessed by Pearson.


Optional Unit - Set and assessed internally by means of student produced, Portfolio of work.


All units are weighted equally and carry 25% each.

Career Pathways

The course is designed to provide clear progression pathways into further study at university level or employment on a range of courses and careers. Students can be confident this course is fitting for their progression plans, as it will provide them with the knowledge needed to succeed.



Students will partake in a number of extra-curricular enrichment activities which are designed to complement and put into context the information covered on the course.  This will be achieved by means of a mixture of pre-arranged visits from local Business people, and also through excursions to local areas of commercial interest.