Business (BTEC)

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.

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Course Insight Subjects Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Diploma
Topics you will study
  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal business finance
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Investigating Customer Service
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

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.


Combination of exam, externally moderated assessment and internally moderated coursework.

Awarding Body:

Pearson Edexcel

Key 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.
Stoke6th Graduate Attributes
How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

This course utilises a wide range of assessment styles which complement and
enhance the Stoke6th Graduate attributes. 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.

What our students say…

“There is so much opportunity to get involved and ensure you have the skills and experience necessary for the real world of business.”

“The topics covered are all so varied and show how many different specialisms there can be in a Business environment.”