Why Should You Take This Course?
Business is an exciting subject which will be relevant to many career paths you may decide to take. The course will give you a greater understanding of how businesses are run and the factors that affect them. It will give you a deep understanding of the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. It will also help you to understand key aspects in Marketing and Accountancy. In marketing you will be creating a Marketing Campaign, you will be exploring market research, promotional methods, advertising and other areas.
If you are interested in a career in Accountancy this course could be the first step you will study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance and develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.
In the first year you will complete two units,
those will be:
Developing a Marketing Campaign
In the second year you will complete two additional units, one of those will be unit 3 Personal and Business Finance, with an optional unit selected from the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, Law and Retail.
How will I be assessed?
Over the two years you will complete four units. You will produce a portfolio of coursework for three of the four units. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work; case studies; 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 1 A Level 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.