Business (BTEC Level 3)

Business (BTEC Level 3)

Subject Area: Business


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 153772
  • Entry Requirements

    A good standard of maths and English

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above (grade A*-C) including English and/or maths,or Level 2 qualification including English and/or maths at grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This course aims to provide students with a qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment, or to progress onto Higher Education. You will study a range of units, including exploring the business environment, developing a marketing campaign, managing an event, and many more. A wide range of internal assessment methods are used, such as; written assignments, presentations, interviews, and assessments using interactive technologies. There will also be 4 externally-assessed modules. You will have a personal tutor who will support you in setting personal and academic targets to work towards your career aims and goals. Students benefit from support in developing personal, social, and employability skills including work experience with local employers.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    By studying this programme, you will be exposed to both Public and Private Sector businesses. You will have the opportunity to learn about a range of local, national and international organisations, with focus on a range of business departmental functions including; Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and more.

    This study programme will have a number of guest speakers and company visits included, where you will hear from some high-profile businesspersons from a variety of sectors/organisations. You can also put the skills you learn to the test by taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week/Enrichment activities, where you will learn about stocks and shares trading.

    Core Skills Covered: Budgeting | Accounting | Customer Service | Communication | Decision Making | IT Skills

    Next Steps

    You could progress onto an Apprenticeship. Some students have completed the Extended Diploma to gain access to Higher Education and relevant degree programmes. Students who complete this course can seek part/full time employment opportunities within a business environment including Human Resources, Finance, Marketing & Sales, and Advertising, Retail, or departmental functions.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    National Skills Fund:

    This course is part of the National Skills Fund Offer - if you are 19 or above and do not have a level 3 qualification or higher your course will be funded for you.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    (Subject to change)

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    Students are also positively encouraged to purchase two text books to support their studies, which cost approximately £25 each.