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. The Business BTEC course is studied as a Diploma (equivalent to two A-Levels) allowing students to combine their study of Business with relatable BTEC or A-Level courses. The Business Diploma compliments Applied Law or Financial studies to create career ready pathways.
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.
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 – Exploring Business (coursework)
Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign (exam)
Unit 3 – Business and Personal Finance (exam)
Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection Process (coursework)
Second year students will study:
Unit 4 Managing an Event (coursework)
Unit 5 International Business (coursework)
Unit 6 Principles of Management (exam)
Unit 7 Business Decision Making (exam)
Exam & Coursework