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Course Overview

The Business BTEC is a practical, work-related course. You will take considerable responsibility for investigating and completing projects based on realistic work situations.

This is a very useful course for you if you wish to enter the business world or eventually run your own business. You will learn why organisations such as Tesco and Microsoft are so successful and how organisations respond to a variety of external pressures.

Qualifications Available

BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)

Course Topics

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal business finance
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Pitching a new business


I chose to study BTEC Business at the Sixth Form College because of the welcoming environment; everyone is very friendly and I have settled in quickly. The college offered me courses that I knew I would enjoy and best suit my future career progression.

Sienna Millward

Previously: Moorside High School
Studying: BTEC Business and LIBF Financial Studies


Course Features

Not only will you become a strategic thinker you will become a shaper and influencer.

Challenging and inspiring classroom activities.

No matter what you do in the future, you will work in a business organisation and an A level in business will help you.

trips & visits

Take a look at some of the amazing trips and visits that our students have embarked on this year. These experiences have been carefully crafted to support their studies in this subject and we hope they will leave you inspired and motivated!

Managing a Business Event

Year 2 BTEC Business students completed their studies by planning and running an event. There was a range of events from a table tennis tournament, staff lunch, bake sale to a staff and student trip to walk with Alpacas. For this unit students had to work together to put on a a substantial event where they are challenged to use a range of skills, they had learned throughout the course including communication, organisation, and problem-solving. Most students chose to raise money for a charity of their choice.


Combination of examination, external assessment and coursework.

Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


  • Pass Rate – 95.1%
  • High Grades (A*-B) – 73.8%
  • Pass Rate – 95.1%
  • High Grades (A*-B) – 73.8%
  • Pass Rate – 100%
  • High Grades (A*-B) – 78.3%

Where Courses Become Careers

You can progress onto business related degrees at well-respected universities and potential career paths include junior management in a wide range of industries as well as careers related to Sales and Marketing, Retail, Logistics and Operations Management.

The course is equivalent to 2 A levels and is ideal if you prefer project work and like coursework.

Make your mark

This course utilises a wide range of assessment styles which complement and enhance the ASPIRE principles.

Participation in role plays, videos, and presentations will develop your creativity and communication skills. Report writing and creating business pitches will hone your problem solving skills and your independence of thought. Through regular class discussions and group work you will learn to respect the views of others and how to effectively work as part of a team. You will study some local, national and global businesses. Furthermore you will be given opportunities to set up your own business and work on enterprise challenges which support your development. In the second year you will be able to manage a business event for the College. Throughout the course you will also become a strong independent learner with excellent analytical and evaluative skills. You’ll be able to apply creativity and logic to solve problems, you’ll enhance your independent thought and you’ll develop your ability to discuss and communicate ideas.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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