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St Peter's
Catholic School

Extended Certificate - Business

 Mrs C Thomas

Head of Department & BTEC Quality Nominee

Mr M Ebenezer Teacher of Economics and Business
Mrs C Nwana Teacher of Economics and Business

BTEC Extended Certificate in Business Level 3

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 a broad understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to help you begin or progress in a wide variety of business careers. A BTEC can also open up further areas of study to you. The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, abilities and career aspirations: it consists of three compulsory core units plus a choice of 1 specialist unit. It is delivered over 1 year in a double option block, most students go on the second year to study the Diploma in Business which is worth 2 A levels .

Course Content

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research.

Two units will be assessed using portfolio evidence (projects). One external examination and one controlled assessment which will be marked and verified internally.

Unit 1: Exploring Business (externally assessed)

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (externally assessed)

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (internally assessed)

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Processes (internally assessed)