BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business (1 A Level equivalent)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code BUS/3C1/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Our BTEC Level 3 Business qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans.

This qualification supports a huge range of careers in the Business industry, and progression to degree level study.

Do you want to develop a deep understanding of the world of business, and how actions and decisions deliver results? Our BTEC Business qualification combines both theory and practical activity, opening up a world of opportunity for you!

The Extended Certificate is a one A Level equivalent and you will study set topics, alongside two other courses as part of a mixed programme. If you wish to study Business as the majority of your study programme, consider the 2 or 3 A Level equivalents.


Your topics will see you preparing for further study or employment and give you a wide and comprehensive understanding of business activity and the role of management in controlling this. Topics include:

Year 1

• Exploring a Business

• Developing a Marketing Campaign

Year 2

• Personal and Business Finance

• Recruitment and Selection Process

This is a dynamic, hands on and unique course that will see you learn by completing projects, carrying out research and developing your assignments. You will enjoy develop your knowledge through trips, visits and speakers and through preparing for and running your own business based fundraising event here at College!

Our outstanding departmental staff will guide you through your course, helping you to understand why business affects every aspect of our lives and the diverse career paths studying BTEC Business will open up for you!

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Each unit will be graded at pass, merit, distinction or distinction*, giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

General entry criteria applies.  This is available on our website.

Your next steps...

Our courses have a well-proven record of supporting students to progress to higher education or progress to the world of business. Our students often opt for business related degrees such as Accountancy, Law, Marketing, Advertising and Brand Management and even Social Work, Teaching and Creative Media.