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Business BTEC

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Extended Certificate: 58% exam, 42% coursework

Diploma: 45% exam, 55% coursework

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Entry Requirements
The BTEC Extended Certificate in Business and the BTEC Diploma in Business require you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway.

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Business and the BTEC Diploma in Business require you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway. The minimum entry requirements will be discussed at open events and at your college interview.

Business BTEC

If you wish to become highly skilled and possess the work ready attributes that employers and universities look for, a qualification in BTEC Business may be right for you. Our BTEC Business options are ideal if you are interested in learning about the business sector as well as gain additional knowledge on the skills required to set up your own business in the future.

Course Structure

You will be taught in a dedicated building that is equipped with specialist IT facilities to help support you during your studies. You will be taught by BTEC Level 3 specialist teachers with a high level of experience working within the sector and education. Depending upon the size of qualification that you chooses to study, contact time will range from 4 x 70 minutes lessons per week to 8 x 70 minutes lessons per week. We take a unit by unit approach of delivery and offer a combination of assessment styles from internally assessed assignments to externally assessed tasks and written exams. This offers you the opportunity to showcase your skills and apply their knowledge in an appropriate, work – related context and provide evidence of what you can do when you apply to enter higher education or employment. With frequent progress assessments, we are able to track your progress and either adapt delivery or provide additional support to ensure exceptional success.

Equivalent to 1 A Level

External assessment: 58%/Internal assessment: 42%

Year 1
Unit 1: Exploring Business

This unit will allow you to study the purposes of a different businesses, their structure, the effort of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign

Within this unit, you will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed.

Year 2
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance

Here, you will study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process*

Throughout this unit, you will explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. The unit gives you the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.


Equivalent to 2 A Levels

External assessment: 45%/Internal assessment: 55%

Year 1 (Identical to Extended Certificate)
Unit 1: Exploring Business
Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process

Year 2
Unit 4: Managing an Event

This unit will give you the opportunity to work as part of a small group to plan, coordinate and manage a business or social enterprise event and evaluate the skills gained.

Unit 5: International Business

Here, you will study how UK businesses develop strategies to trade globally. You will also consider the factors that influence the implementation of these strategies.

Unit 6: Principles of Marketing

This unit enables you to understand how the role of management and leadership in the workplace contributes towards business success.

Unit 21: Training and Development

This unit looks at training and development and helps learners to recognise that successful businesses need to plan and manage the training programmes they offer, in order to maximise success.

preparation for the course

This course is about gaining a broad understanding of business and being able to study selected areas in more depth. Taking an interest in the news and current affairs by watching the news and reading the newspapers will aid the transition from GCSE. You will also find watching TV programmes on current affairs and entrepreneurial programmes like Dragons Den and the Apprentice really useful, as well as regularly reading the business section of a quality newspaper, exploring BBC news or key business figures on social media. This will all act as an introduction to the world of business.

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Wyke Sixth Form College hold train to teach information events which offer you a great insight into this course. If you are interested in attending one of these events, please complete this form and we will be in contact with the key information.

Please note that the applications for this course can be submitted by following the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page. Applications are made through the University of Huddersfield rather than Wyke Sixth Form College. We look forward to meeting with you.

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What are the
Next Steps?

BTEC Business can lead to many exciting destinations including university, higher apprenticeships and employment. Many of our Alumni are now in roles within management, international business, marketing, law and human resources to name just a few.

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summer work

At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work is available to download on

The Wyke Experience

Studying a Level 3 BTEC is challenging and requires you to be organised as well as proactive during your time away from the classroom. To help support you throughout your two years, the BTEC Business team offer additional lunch time sessions that are focused on aspects of the curriculum that students may find challenging. In addition, the team are extremely approachable and will offer you help both inside and outside of the classroom.

On top of this, you will have opportunities to visit international, national and local businesses, talks from guest speakers as well as participate in entrepreneurial competitions. We are able to ensure that you have a programme that is engaging and relevant and that equips you for progression onto your next steps.

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