Business BTECThe BTEC Level 3 business programme is a university access qualification that offers an introduction to the core areas of business, taken over 1 or 2 years. It is the equivalent of two A-Levels.

Course Structure

The course consists of 12 units of work that are assessed in the college- there are no external exams. Students learn how to research, give presentations, produce reports and projects, work in teams, develop their communication skills and learn what is expected of people at work. The tutors give feedback at the end of each unit, allowing the students to understand how they are progressing.

Students take four core units which give them an introduction to and understanding of the business environment. These four courses are:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

The other eight units come from a list of more specialist areas, including

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Administration
  • Human Resources

The precise route through the course for each student will depend on the nature and interest of the class and through discussion with individual students.