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What is BTEC Business Studies?

The majority of news is business-related. If you enjoy watching The Apprentice or Dragons’ Den, or feel that you could give them a run for their money, then a Business Studies BTEC could be for you. If you want to set up on your own, work for a local business or see the world with a multinational corporation, then Business Studies could get you there.

What Will You Study?

  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Marketing
  • Business Communication
  • Finance
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research
  • Health and Safety
  • Careers in Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Fashion Retail
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Internet Marketing
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Understanding Retailing

What Next after Business Studies BTEC?

BTEC Business students tend to apply for apprenticeships or go on to further study. However, with a Business qualification, the door is opened to many jobs and careers. If you have been successful at a BTEC in Business, you have also gained life skills, such as delivering information in a professional manner, communication skills and being able to work independently; something that all businesses encourage.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate this is equivalent to 1 A-Level.
A BTEC Diploma, this is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.
Also, a BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Economics, Accounting, MFL, Sport, Sociology, Psychology, English, Drama & Theatre Studies and Media Studies.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.

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