Business Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BS
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions in the everyday business of living. It gives you a better understanding of the world of work. It encourages you to think about how and why people start up in business and why you too might also consider starting a business. Success in business is evident everywhere you look, from the most successful advertising campaigns in the world; the annual John Lewis Christmas advert or the ad launched by Honda to promote its seventh-generation Accord line of cars to the most innovative product designs such as the iPhone technology or the new advances in digital currency. Finding the right markets for the right products is crucial in the business world for continued success. There are many different career paths for those who wish to work within the business sector, these include, management, human resource, finance, marketing, business law and business information management, with the opportunity to work in the UK and internationally. 


Your career in business starts here! An innovative and dynamic course, equivalent to one A Level, designed to give you the tools to start your own business, enter the workplace or progress to higher study. Every learner is given the opportunity to develop a real understanding of what is involved, both theoretically and practically, in becoming an effective business professional. We try to give you a greater involvement with businesses, so more trips to businesses, more research of real businesses, a one-week work placement in the first year and a greater development of the personal skills you will need to succeed in the business world. This course offers a fascinating insight into how the commercial world works. You will learn about the structure of business organisations and the processes involved in planning, setting up and running a business venture such as management and human resources, finance, marketing, law, basic economics and ethics, and the importance of innovation and creativity in business.

Everyone taking the course will study 4 units in total of which 3 are mandatory and 1 is an optional unit:

Mandatory Unit 1 Exploring Buisness:

Internally set assignment. You will explore the features of different businesses and analyse what makes them successful and investigate how businesses are organised.

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign:

Externally set assignment. You will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed.

Unit 3

Personal and Business Finance: External exam You study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Optional Unit 27 Work Experience in Business:

Internally set assignment. This unit will enable all learners to benefit from practical experience of the business sector.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed in a number of different and engaging ways and the assessment methods vary to include communications used in the modern day business world. This could be a report, presentation, debate or Prezi. You will also be involved practically in activities such as market research, team work and project management. Coursework will be based around practical business exercises and you will be encouraged to utilise your own experiences of business you may have developed through part time work or work placements at school. Overall approximately 75% of the course is assessed by coursework and approximately 25% by external exam.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 4 in Maths, English and 3 other subjects.  A Business or IT qualification would be beneficial.

Your next steps...

BTEC Level 3 can lead to a similar course at university, an apprenticeship, employment in a small or large organisation or even the opportunity to run your own business. The majority of our learners progress on to a degree or foundation degree in a wide range of subjects. Alternatively, other students have entered employment within a variety of sectors. What is important to know is that there is a very wide range of progression opportunities which will be available to you when you complete the course.