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L3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business (equivalent to one A-Level) 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 four units, three of which are mandatory plus one additional choice from a wide range of options.

The core units are as follows:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance

BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university, including:

· The ability to learn independently

· The ability to research actively and methodically and

· Being able to give perspectives an being active group members

How will I be assessed for this course?

Two units are externally assessed via a combination of examination and “supervised assignment” tasks. These are:

  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance

Timings are in set windows twice annually.

For the remaining two 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.