This is a two-year vocational course comprising the BTEC National Extended Diploma qualification in Business which is equivalent to three A Levels.
This qualification encourages in depth study of Business in the modern workplace and gives an insight into its role in specialist careers. The majority of this course is continually assessed through coursework, based on the practical skills and knowledge required to succeed in a Business career.
Students will study a wide range of units. Some of these could include:
Business Studies – Developing a Marketing Campaign, Personal Business and Finance, Managing an Event, International Business, Principles of Management, Creative Promotion, Work Experience in Business, Digital Marketing.
As well as many more.
Students will also be given the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement during their course
The majority of units are internally assessed, and then externally moderated. A selection of units are externally assesed. Ongoing assessments and moderation can take place at any time. All individual units are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Awards and certificates are graded in the same way. For students taking individual units, each unit is certificated separately. Full award certificates will be issued where appropriate.
4 4-9 grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Maths. It may be possible, following discussion at interview, for some students to re-take one or both of these subjects alongside the BTEC qualifications.
The course is firmly based in the ‘real world’ of business and encourages students to think about how what they are learning can be applied in practice by relating teaching and assessment to real organisations. This qualification can lead to Higher Education, apprenticeships, or employment in a range of occupational areas.
Over the last three years, following our fabulous results, our Year 13 students successfully went on to a variety of University courses including: Business with IT, Business Administration, Events Management, Retail Management, combined honours and Social Work. Students have successfully progressed to Russell Group Universities through this course.
Most of our Year 12 students are also currently studying The Progression Module through Leeds Beckett University. This qualification guides students through careers and HE applications and holds UCAS points which can be used towards entry to selected Universities.