BTEC Level 3

One of the main aims of the course is to help students prepare for a future in business.  This goes beyond focusing on academic skills to work based and personal development. We want our students to be ‘career/university ready’ once they have completed the course with us.


As a vocational business course, we strive for excellence in preparing students to learn, develop and enhance skills that enable them to be successful in whatever path they progress on to following college.

We have trips, speakers and employer engagement throughout the year, which are directly linked to the learning students do in the classroom and that can challenge students to put theory into practice. The students are given the opportunity to not only access valuable learning experiences but to learn work-based skills and behaviour.

Career Path

  • Career in Business
  • Apprenticeship
  • University

Students take the course because they are interested in and want to learn more about:

  • Current business practice and how businesses make decisions
  • Functions of business organisations such as finance, marketing, operations management
  • The important legal requirements when running a business

The course is particularly suitable for those who enjoy coursework assessment as opposed to exam-based assessment.

Units you could study

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Market Research
  • The English Legal System
  • Website Design
  • Starting a Small Business

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English or Maths.  English language and Maths at a minimum of level 4.

As part of the course we organise a series of workshops and projects with employers so that the students experience the real world of business and are able to apply classroom theory in a business setting.

The BTEC Business Course is designed to provide a highly specialist, work-related qualification across a range of business sectors.

The units you study will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for further education or employment.