BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business
Young people taking their first step into a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills to support them. And we know that employers and Higher Education are looking for highly skilled, job-ready individuals with a strong work ethic. That’s why we’ve chosen to offer the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business! With over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, learners can develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into a prosperous future. Furthermore, 95% of universities and colleges in the UK now accept BTECs, including Oxford University.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to three A Levels. Therefore, students can take two other subjects alongside Business studies.
Entry Requirements: Haggerston Sixth form entry requirements.
Career opportunities: When studied with other qualifications in the study programme, learners can progress to higher education on combined courses. After this qualification, learners can progress directly to employment, however it is likely that many will do so via higher study. Areas of employment include junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, HR, marketing and other related areas in the business sector.
What will I study?: The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with universities to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. A range of employers and professional bodies have also confirmed that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the business sector.
The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the business sector that will prepare them for further study or training. Students study a wide range of topics across units which include:
Unit 1 – Exploring Business (Internally Assessed in Spring Term of Year 12)
Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign (Externally Assessed in January of Year 12)
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance (Externally Assessed in May of Year 13)
Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection (Internally Assessed in Autumn Term of Year 13)