Key Stage 5

We offer two courses of study from the BTEC suite.

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A-level and is often known as Single Business.

The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A-levels and is often known as Double Business.

Both are two year courses and attract 3 teaching sessions per week for the Subsidiary Diploma and 6 sessions a week for the Diploma.

Sessions are delivered in the J-block by a range of Business faculty teaching staff.

BTEC Business course aims to:

  • appeal to full-time learners interested in a career in business,
  • the four core units include an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication – all fundamental to the success of business organisations,
  • the structures of the qualification allow a great deal of choice and flexibility.
  • the course also addresses sector needs and skills gaps such as in the finance, administration and management areas,
  • where possible theory will be contextualised so that learners are able to apply their knowledge to the business world,
  • the flexibility of the unit system allows learners to keep track of their progress and ensure they are meeting their potential

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

Mandatory units Credit
1. The Business Environment 10
2. Business Resources 10
3. Introduction to Marketing 10
4. Business Communication 10

Then 2 optional units from a list of 15 that total 20 credits.

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 120-credit and 720-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits.

Mandatory units Credit
1. The Business Environment 10
2. Business Resources 10
3. Introduction to Marketing 10
4. Business Communication 10

Then optional units from a list of 15 that total 80 credits.

A full guide to the course can be found here.