BTEC Level 3 Diploma in 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 coursework and examined units.

student studying business
  • 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 coursework and examined units.

  • 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.

    As this course is a new one to Wyke Sixth Form College, the course content will be visible as soon as the specification becomes available.

     

    DEPARTMENTAL ENRICHMENT

    In studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma 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 believe that we should open students to a wide a range of enrichment activities designed to further your appreciation of the subject.

    Across the academic year, we make visits to local businesses and investigate a range of national businesses too and welcome speakers to speak to our students.

     

    The department team is:

    Kate Clark, Head of BTEC Level 3 Business

    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

    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

    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 Level 3 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.