Course Information

Business Studies (BTEC Level 3)

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C.

Description of the subject

This is a vocationally related qualification. It provides knowledge of business activity and helps to develop skills commonly required in business organisations. Students will complete 13 units over two years. The qualification is equivalent to three A Levels, at A - C therefore successful students will obtain a triple award (e.g. PPP, MMM, DDD, DDD*).

What you will do

This course consists of 13 units in total and is equivalent to three A-levels. Grading system is Pass, Merit, and Distinction; there are 7 mandatory units and 6 optional.


Mandatory units are as follows (*= exam assessed units):

  1. Exploring Business
  2. Developing a Marketing Campaign*
  3. Personal and Business Finance*
  4. Managing an Event
  5. International Business
  6. Principles of Management*
  7. Business Decision Making (synoptic)*


Optional units:

  1. Recruitment and selection process
  2. Team building in Business
  3. Investigating Customer Service
  4. Creative Promotion
  5. Pitching for a new Business
  6. Market Research

Future prospects

Higher Education in business or management.

Accountancy, Business Finance, Law, Retail. There are many organisations seeking to employ people with business knowledge and skills. Insight into setting up your own small private enterprise.