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BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate

Business Studies

What is Business Studies?

BTEC Business Studies covers all aspects of worldly events. The majority of news is business related, so if you enjoy watching The Apprentice or Dragons’ Den, or you feel that you could give them a run for their money, Business 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 this course is perfect for you. No matter what your vision, BTEC Business Studies will give you a vocational start to your business career.

What Will You Study?

Depending on which of the courses you choose, you will study either four units (Extended Certificate), eight units (Diploma) or 13 units (Extended Diploma). For each course, students will have an introduction to, and understanding of the business environment, including marketing, as well as personal and business finance – all fundamental to the success of business organisations.
Students who choose to study the Diploma will study all of the above but will also study event management, international business and management principles. As well as studying all of the units covered by the Extended Certificate and Diploma, students studying the Extended Diploma will also complete a unit on business decision making.

What Next?

BTEC Business students tend to look for apprenticeships or go on to further their study at University. 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 and being able to work independently; something that all businesses encourage.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate.

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