Business BTEC

Course Overview

This course is designed to appeal to full-time learners who are interested in a career in business, but would like to study it alongside other fields of study such as law, finance or any course that is of interest. Business Studies gives learners an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication - all fundamental to the success of business organisations.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English.


Studying business can enhance the employability of students. We have links with several accountancy firms who offer work experience including Ernst Young and PWC. We receive many offers of placements from businesses in other industries and we are always keen to promote these to our students. We also enter the CIPFA Management games each year and this is a great opportunity to network with people in the Public Finance Sector.

Course Outline

The BTEC Business course allow learners to develop team building, communication, ICT and numerical skills. Learners will experience debates, discussions, role plays and trips.

First year students will study:
Unit 1 – Business Environment
Unit 2 – Business Resources
Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
Unit 4 – Business Communications

Second year students will study:
Unit 15 – Development planning for a career in business  
Unit 27 – Understanding health & safety in the business workplace
Unit 34 – Website design strategy
Unit 36 – Starting a small business

Coursework - 100%

Coursework 100%
Assignment work to be completed in a set time frame. 

No Examinations

Exam Board

Nicholas Wood

“Business has given me the opportunity to see how a business works and runs so I can pursue my own in the future.”

Nicholas Wood

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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