Business Studies Vocational 

Exam Board:

Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Business

Why study BTEC Business?

The BTEC National in Business offered by Edxcel is a vocational work related course that is highly relevant in the 21st Century. The course is very popular and oversubscribed in the Sixth Form. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Why you should consider this course:

  • The purpose of BTEC NQF LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS is to develop students as professional self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
  • The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
  • Employability skills:
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills: critical thinking, approaching non- routine problems by applying expert and creative solutions, use of systems and digital technology, generating and communicating ideas creatively.
  • Intra-personal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self- monitoring and self-development, self-analysis and reflection, planning and prioritising
  • Interpersonal skills: effective communication and articulation of information, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.

Knowledge and academic study skills

  • Active research skills
  • Effective writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking

Future Career: 

Marketing management, banking and finance, general management, human resource management.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.  Lessons are delivered in a boardroom style layout. You will learn about the fundamentals of Business covering the core areas of Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.

The Extended Diploma is a two year, full-time course which consists of examinations and coursework units. The BTEC Business course is for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships.  The course consists of a combination of theoretical and practical units to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the environment around them.

What independent study will I have to do?

Students spend at least 3 hours a week completing case studies or working independently outside of lessons on their assignments.

Who is suitable to study this course and what are the entry requirements?

Students need 5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English and Maths. No prior experience of studying Business is required.

What other courses complement BTEC Business?

A Business qualification is an ideal complement to any course.

What are the options post-18 and what are the career pathways if you study this course?

BTEC Nationals have been developed in the Business sector to provide full time learners to enter employment in the business sector or to progress to Higher Education (University). Also, provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential to successful performance in working life.

The department has a 100% pass rate with the vast majority of students achieving a Merit or Distinction in 2018. Most of the BTEC Business Students got their places in University on a variety of Undergraduate Degrees.

  • Internal Assessment Units are assignments and course work which is set and marked by the Warren Business Department and externally verified by Edexcel.
  • External Assessment Units are either written exams or a controlled assessment completed in 3 hours on a set date.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete 13 Units over the two years. Students can achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction on each of their units. Units that are studied include: How will I be assessed?

You will complete 13 Units over the two years. Students can achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction on each of their units. Units that are studied include:

  • Investigating the Business Environment
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Recruitment and Selection process
  • Creative Promotion
  • Investigating Customer Service

Units in bold will be assessed externally. This will be through either an exam or a controlled assessment task. Other units will be assessed internally via a set of assignments

What independent study will I have to do?

Students spend at least 3 hours a week completing case studies or working independently outside of lessons on their assignments.

Who is suitable to study this course and what are the entry requirements?

Students need 5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English and Maths. No prior experience of studying Business is required.

What other courses complement BTEC Business?

A Business qualification is an ideal complement to any course.

What are the options post-18 and what are the career pathways if you study this course?

BTEC Nationals have been developed in the Business sector to provide full time learners to enter employment in the business sector or to progress to Higher Education (University). Also, provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential to successful performance in working life.

The department has a 100% pass rate with the vast majority of students achieving a Merit or Distinction in 2018. Most of the BTEC Business Students got their places in University on a variety of Undergraduate Degrees.

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel

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Congratulations to our Year 13 students on achieving

86% A*-C in Business

41% A*-C in Economics

Congratulations to our Year 13 students on achieving

46% A*-C in Business and

41% A*-C in Economics