Business BTEC

Course Overview

This course is designed to appeal to 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 English and a subject that requires essay writing.
Desired G-Score 5.0 and above.
A keen interest in current affairs is essential.


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 Public Finance Sector.

Course Outline

Components of Course
    •     Module 1 – Business Environment 
    •     Module 2 – Business Resources
    •     Module 3 – Introduction to Marketing
    •     Module 4 – Business Communications
    •     Module 15 – Development planning for a career in business  
    •     Module 27 – Understanding health & safety in the business workplace 
    •     Module 34 – Website design strategy
    •     Module 36 – Starting as 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 persue 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 College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury 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 after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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