BTEC Level 3 – Business


The most important thing you need in order to take the BTEC Level 3 in Business is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in business, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.  You do not need to have studied Business prior to starting the course

 

This is a vocational course that is recognised by industry and universities and is made up of coursework and examined units.

 

BTEC Business Level 2
  • Who Is This Course For?

    The most important thing you need in order to take the BTEC Level 3 in Business is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in business, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.  You do not need to have studied Business prior to starting the course

     

    This is a vocational course that is recognised by industry and universities and is made up of coursework and examined units.

    Entry Criteria

    The College entry criteria for all level three courses can be found on our ”Entry Criteria Guidance” pdf document.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    At Wyke we use the Pearson BTEC specification

    Course Details

    The assessment for this course is a combination of a practical internally set and assessed assignment and an externally set assignment. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and oral presentation.

    It will be important that students develop their ability to organise themselves and their workload, to complete and hand in work on time.

    This course consists of 2 units for the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business during year 1 and a further examined unit in year 2 for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business.

     

    BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business (Y12)

    Unit 1 Exploring Business – Programme team creates an assignment brief and students carry out set tasks, creating evidence to support a work-related scenario.

    This unit is assessed by an assignment which is set and marked by Wyke Sixth Form College staff and verified by BTEC

    Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign – Pre-released material includes information about a business for research. Learners will need to apply their knowledge, ideas and skills to plan a marketing campaign, linking its success to the impact on the business.

    This unit is assessed by an assignment which is set and marked directly BTEC

     

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business (Y13)

    The Certificate qualification is topped up to Extended Certificate in the second year by completing a further unit that is a written exam, set and marked by BTEC and an internally assess unit.

    Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – The written exam will cover the purpose and importance of personal and business finance, including the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

    Students will also study a further unit that is expected to be Unit 8 Recruitment and Selection Process.

    Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process – The unit looks at the human resources area of business and is internally assessed.

    The complete specification can be seen on the Edexcel website. www.edexcel.org.uk

    Departmental Enrichment

    In studying Level 3 BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate in Business it is very important to gain as wide an experience of Business in action as you can. The Level 3 BTEC Business team, alongside other subjects in the Business and Law department, believe that we should open students to a wide a range of enrichment activities designed to further your appreciation of the subject.

    In 2016-17 we will be making visits to local businesses and investigating a range of national businesses too. We also hope to have a variety of outside speakers.

    Faculty of Law, Business, Accounts and Economics at Wyke Sixth Form College

    BTEC Business courses belong to the faculty of “Law, Business, Accounts and Economics”. Many of our courses are graded as outstanding or excellent.

    The department team is:

    • Nicola Baker teacher of A Level Accounting
    • Elizabeth Blakey teacher of A Level Business, BTEC Level 3 & Level 2 Subsidiary Certificate and Diploma in Business, course leader BTEC Business
    • Gill Blyth teacher of A Level Accounting, A level Economics, A level Business  & BTEC level 3 in Business
    • Lorna Evision  teacher of A Level Accounting, A level Economics, A level Business  & BTEC level 3 in Business
    • Joanna Morgan teacher of A Level Economics, & BTEC level 3 Business, Head of subject Accounting, Business, Economics
    • Paul Rhynehart teacher of A Level Business & BTEC level 3 Business
    • Dana Walden teacher of A Level Business & BTEC level 3 Business

     

    What can I do now that would help prepare me for this course?

    The start of the BTEC L3 Business course is always challenging as the course is about gaining a broad understanding of business and being able to study selected areas in more depth.

    You will find taking an interest in the news and current affairs by watching the news and reading the newspapers will aid the transition from GCSE. Students also find watching TV programmes on current affairs and entrepreneurial programmes like Dragons Den and the Apprentice act as an introduction to the world of business.

  • Progression:

    Many students will continue their education at university studying business, marketing, management or finance. Others continue their education through apprenticeships with local employers. The subject combines well with other subjects within the department, Accounting and Law, hence our students may continue in these fields too.

    With a 100% pass-rate the department has helped many students achieve excellent grades and move on to employment and higher education.

    Below are details of two such students;

    Ryan Naylor

    Former School: Kelvin Hall School

    BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business Grade Distinction*

    Where is he now? University of Hull studying Business

    Faran Abbas

    Former School: Beverley Grammar School

    BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business Grade Distinction*

    Where is he now? Leeds Beckett University studying Business