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St Peter's
Catholic School

Diploma in Business

Key Stage 5 Information

Many students find it difficult to say at 16 where they want to spend their working life. A BTEC opens up avenues such as university whilst also being relevant to a profession.

This qualification equips you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to help you begin or progress in a wide variety of business careers. The BTEC Diploma can also open up further areas of study to you.

The two year course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, abilities and career aspirations: it consists of four compulsory core units plus a choice of eight specialist units.

BTEC Course Options:

  • Extended Certificate: equivalent to 1 A Level (4 units) including a compulsory examination
  • Diploma: equivalent to 2 A Levels (12 units)

Course Content

Year 12

Unit 1: Exploring Business (internally assessed)

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (controlled assessment)

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (external exam)

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process (internally assessed)

Year 13

Unit 4: Managing an Event (internally assessed)

Unit 14: Investigating Customer Service (internally assessed)

Unit 6: Principles of Management (external exam)

Unit 19: Pitching for a new Business (internally assessed)

Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Students are encouraged to join the International Young Enterprise Company Programme Scheme
  • Awards for Visual Merchandising, Creative Product Promotion, Team Building and Starting a Small Business