BTEC Business

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least  4 GCSE passes at grade 4 and above, including English Language and Mathematics.


A career in Business is not just about doing deals and making money; it is in fact one of the most varied, demanding and creative of all careers. You need sophisticated social skills to understand and motivate your workforce, creativity to attract customers, and commitment to raise your start up finance and fend off your competition. The BTEC Business course is a vocational course, it is a “hands on course” where you are expected to do rather than simply study business. To succeed on the course you will need to enjoy doing coursework, be prepared to meet deadlines and most of all enjoy a challenge.


In Year 12, you will complete a unit of coursework and a computer based exam. Both of these are worth 25% of the final grade.

In Year 13 you will complete another unit of course work worth 17% of the final grade and a written exam worth 33% of the final grade.

Year 1 Year 2

Developing a marketing campaign

  • Rationales of campaigns
  • Situational Analysis
  • Aims and Objectives of Campaigns
  • Campaign Plans
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Timescales and Budgets

Exploring Business

  • Features of Business
  • Organisation Structure
  • The Business Environment
  • Business Markets
  • Innovation and Enterprise

Personal and Business Finance

  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Personal Finance Sector
  • Purpose of Accounting
  • Sources of Finance
  • Break Even and Cash Flow
  • Financial Documents

Investigating Customer Service

  • Effective Customer Service
  • Improving Customer Service
  • Demonstrating Customer Service Skills

Career Progression

Business has for many years been one of the most popular degree subjects and the majority of students completing this BTEC course continue their studies at university often in combination with another subject or with a particular emphasis.  The world of Business is so varied that you could progress onto Marketing, Human Resource Management, Events Management, Administration, Public Relations, Leisure and Tourism, Finance, Accountancy, Corporate Law etc.  Popular joint degrees have included Business with: Languages, Law, American or European studies, Media, Design and Journalism.


Contact Mr James directly for more information on this course.

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