Why Should You Take This Course?
Business Studies is an exciting subject which will be relevant to almost any career path you may decide to take. BTEC Business will help you to gain a deeper knowledge of how businesses are run and what factors affect them. It will give you an insight to current commercial trends and an appreciation of the demands of the UK business environment. You will cover a wide range of topics such as marketing, accounting, finance, production, people management, retail, business online and legal aspects of business to name but a few. You will also benefit from a 2-week work placement in your second year to kick start your career.
This 13-unit vocational course is designed to give you a wide-ranging view of the world of business to help you to decide which field you will want to develop in the future, for example Accountancy, Marketing or Human Resources.
The core units that you will study are:
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Personal and Business Finance
Managing an Event
Principles of Management
Business Decision Making
The remaining six units are chosen from a wide variety of specialist topics offering a very flexible qualification. Optional units will be selected from the fields of accounting, marketing, law, human resources, management, administration and retail. Your 2-week placement will be part of the course designed to help you on the first step of your career. When you study Managing an Event you will be out of the classroom managing a real event, for example a Business Breakfast or a College trip.
How will I be assessed?
You will produce a portfolio of coursework for 12 of the 13 units. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work; case studies; workplace assessment; role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. On one unit there will be a short examination, that can be resat.
Are there any special expenses?
There may be visits which can bring assignments to life.
What could I do next?
The BTEC Level 3 qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will earn you UCAS points if you wish to continue studying at University. However if you wish to venture straight into the world of work, this is a universally recognised vocational qualification which will teach you many useful and transferable business management skills.