“The course is designed to bring business theory to life”

Course Detail

The BTEC Level 3 Business is a vocational course, recognised by top universities. The course is designed to bring business theory to life, because each unit of study is set in a real business context; the units studied cover key concepts in business such as marketing, business environments, international business and management. The skills gained, including the ability to work independently or as part of a team, will provide an excellent spring board onto university or into the world of work.

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.

How will I be assessed?

This course has both internally and externally assessed components. Internally assessed units require students to:

  • write up the findings of their own research 
  • use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations 
  • carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes
  • demonstrate practical and communication skills using appropriate presentations and role plays.

The requirements of the course will be met through a variety of assignments which are assessed through presentations, role play and by completing coursework tasks in controlled conditions.

Externally assessed units:

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma has one written exam lasting 2 hours and two externally assessed coursework tasks, each lasting 3 hours.

Students must complete all the work required for the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate by the end of Year 12 to be able to continue with their studies in Year 13.

Additional Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths: 4
GCSE English: 4

Three additional GCSEs, in any subject, at grade C/4 or better.

Where can this course take me?

BTEC Business opens doors to many opportunities after Year 13. There is an excellent record of students joining quality universities, including Russell group universities following the completion of this course to a high standard. Furthermore, students have secured apprenticeships with leading retailers and Birmingham based businesses.



King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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