BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma

There are many different career paths for those who wish to work within the business sector.

These include management, HR, finance, marketing and business information management, with the opportunity to work both in the UK and internationally.

This two year course aims to prepare students with the knowledge required to work in any industry, create their own business or to further their education at university. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different enrichment opportunities such as; national entrepreneurship competitions, visiting regional companies to allow for application of knowledge and educational visits to prestigious universities to help support academic progression.

Business Subsidiary Diploma
(1 A Level equivalent)

30% Examination
70% Coursework

Business Diploma (2 A Level equivalent)

100% Coursework

a prospectus


Course content

This current BTEC qualification will be replaced by RQF qualifications for students starting in 2020. More information to follow. To give an outline of modules studied previously, please see below.

Exam Board


Course Details

This course is a coursework assessed qualification. Throughout the year you will be set assignments, case studies, presentations, leaflets and projects across all topic areas and produce both individual and group work that will be graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Grades in all your topics will lead to an overall grade for the final qualification.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business (Year 1, equivalent to 1/2 an A level)

Unit 1: The Business Environment
Unit 2: Business Resources
Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business (Year 2, equivalent to an A level)

Unit 4: Business Communications
Unit 5: Business Accounting
Unit 10: Market Research in Business

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business (Year 2, equivalent to two A levels)

Units to be confirmed.

Departmental Enrichment

In studying Level 3 BTEC 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.

The BTEC Business Department at Wyke 6th Form College

The BTEC Business department is placed in the their own dedicated building that is equipped with interactive and specialist IT facilities to help support all students during their studies.

All students are taught by BTEC specialists with a high level of experience.

Further information on the course

For more information on BTEC Business at Wyke please contact Kate Clark (Head of Subject for BTEC Business) on 01482 346347 or email

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