L3 BTEC National Diploma in Business
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business (equivalent to two A-Levels) will give you a solid knowledge base for career opportunities in areas such as Marketing, Personnel, Accountancy, Law, Retail, Finance, and Business Planning.
Universities welcome applications from successful BTEC Diploma Business students.
What will I learn on this course?
There are eight units, six of which are mandatory plus two additional choices from a wide range of options.
The core units are as follows:
- Exploring Business
- Developing a Marketing campaign
- Personal and Business finance
- Managing an event
- International Business
- Principles of Management
Unit 5 (International Business) is synoptic and is therefore delivered later in the course.
How will I be assessed for this course?
Three units are externally assessed via a combination of examination and “supervised assignment” tasks. These are U2 Developing a Marketing campaign, U3 Personal and Business Finance, and U6 Principles of Management. Timings are in set windows twice annually.
For the remaining five internally assessed units, there are a variety of learning methods and ways to show what you understand, including essays, video and audio recordings, case studies, presentations and research-based reports. You will accumulate your work in a portfolio, which is based on a broader range of assessment methods than examinations only.