It gives you highly transferable skills and provides excellent preparation for progression to career opportunities in:
- human resources
- or for entry to higher education
What you'll learn
You will study units including:
- the business environment
- business resources
- introduction to marketing
- business communication
In addition to these, you will choose 12 units from these options:
- creative product promotion
- business accounting
- internet marketing
- human resource management
- developing teamwork
- international business environment
- starting a small business
- health and safety
- event management
- supporting business projects
- recruitment and selection
When you leave this course you will have improved and gained skills in report writing, time management, team working, self confidence, decision making, ICT and much more.
How you'll learn and be assessed
This course develops and enhances your professionalism in a business context. It develops personal skills alongside knowledge acquisition and its practical application.
The course will help you to develop entrepreneurial skills and we aim to help you complete an award in work skills as part of the course, to make you more employable when it comes to the competitive jobs market.
This BTEC course is a practical work and business-related course.
All units are assessed through written and oral assignments. There are two exams each year.
You'll primarily ‘learn by doing’, in other words, you'll be completing projects and assignments based on real businesses in the area.
You will need five or more GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths