BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma

The BTEC Business qualifications at Wyke Sixth Form College are excellent for students who wish to become the highly skilled, work ready individual’s employers and universities look for. We offer a flexible range of qualifications that can be studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels or other BTEC as a large programme of study.

Our courses are ideal for learners who are interested in the learning about the business sector as well as gain additional knowledge on the skills required to set up their own business.

Business Subsidiary Diploma
(1 A Level equivalent)

30% Examination
70% Coursework

Business Diploma (2 A Level equivalent)

100% Coursework

Course Information


Course content


The BTEC Extended Certificate in Business and the BTEC Diploma in Business require students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for their chosen pathway.




The BTEC Business department is placed in their own dedicated building that is equipped with interactive and specialist ILT facilities to help support all students during their studies. All students are taught by BTEC specialists with a high level of experience.


Equivalent to 1 A Level
External assessment: 58%/Internal assessment: 42%

Year 1
Unit 1: Exploring Business
Learners study the purposes of a different businesses, their structure, the effort of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
Learners will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed.

Year 2
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
Learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process*
Learners explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. The unit gives learners the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.
*Correct at time of printing

Equivalent to 2 A Levels
External assessment: 45%/Internal assessment: 55%
Year 1 (Identical to Extended Certificate)
Unit 1: Exploring Business
Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process

Year 2
Unit 4: Managing an Event
Learners will work as part of a small group to plan, coordinate and manage a business or social enterprise event and evaluate the skills gained.

Unit 5: International Business
Learners study how UK businesses develop strategies to trade globally. Learners will also consider the factors that influence the implementation of these strategies.

Unit 6: Principles of Marketing
This unit enables learners to understand how the role of management and leadership in the workplace contributes towards business success.

Unit 24: Employment Law*
Learners explore how a business meets legal obligations relating to employment rights. They will consider processes associated with solving employment disputes.
*Correct at time of printing


Depending upon the size of qualification that a learner chooses to study, contact time will range from 4 x 70 minutes lessons per week to 8 x 70 minutes lessons per week. We take a unit by unit approach of delivery and offer a combination of assessment styles from internally assessed assignments to externally assessed tasks and written exams. This offers our learners the opportunity to showcase their skills and apply their knowledge in an appropriate, work – related context and provide evidence of what they can do when they apply to enter higher education or employment. With frequent progress assessments, we are able to track our learners progress and either adapt delivery or provide additional support to ensure exceptional success for all of our learners.


Studying a Level 3 BTEC is challenging and requires our learners to be organised as well as proactive during their time away from the classroom. To help support our learners, the BTEC Business team offer additional lunch time sessions that are focused on aspects of the curriculum that students may find challenging. In addition, the team are extremely approachable and will offer help both inside and outside of the classroom. On top of this, students visit international, national and local businesses, talks from guest speakers as well as participate in entrepreneurial, we are able to ensure that learners have a programme that is engaging and relevant and equips them for progression onto their next steps.

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