BUSINESS LEVEL 3 advanced double

WEs/PHS

Exam board: EDEXCEL

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

General qualifications for your chosen pathway (see What to study/LaSWAP pathways)

Business BTEC level 2 Diploma at distinction or merit with recommendation

4 or above in English 

4 or above in maths

 

 

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Unit 1 – Exploring business

Unit 2 – Developing a marketing campaign

Unit 3 – Personal and business finance

Unit 8 – Recruitment and selection process

YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Unit 4 – Managing an event

Unit 5 – International business

Unit 6 – Principles of management

+ an optional unit to be determined

LEARNING AND SKILLS

 

Employability skills

• cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology

• intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation

• interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.

Knowledge and skills for higher education

• the ability to learn independently

• the ability to research actively and methodically

• to be able to give presentations and be active group members.

Learners can also benefit from opportunities for deep learning where they are able to make connections among units and select areas of interest for detailed study.

The course provides a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

• effective writing

• analytical skills

• creative development

• preparation for assessment methods used in degrees

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

 

Units Type of Assessment WEIGHTING (% of total course)
Unit 1 – Exploring Business Coursework 12.5% (Year 12)

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing

Campaign

Controlled assessment 12.5% (Year 12)

Unit 3 – Personal and Business FinanceUnit 3 – Personal and Business Finance

Exam 16.7% (Year 12)

Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection

Process

 Coursework  8.3% (Year 12)

Unit 4 – Managing an Event

Coursework 12.5% (Year 13)

Unit 5 – International Business

Coursework 12.5% (Year 13)

Unit 6 – Principles of Management

Controlled assessment 16.7% (Year 13)

Second optional unit

Coursework 8.3% (Year 13)

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

The qualification is recognised by higher education institutions as fully meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses in a variety of areas in the business sector, as single or joint programmes at degree, foundation degree or HND level.

When studied with other qualifications in the study programme, learners can progress to higher education on combined courses. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with the specific higher education providers.

After this qualification, learners can progress directly to employment, however, it is likely that many will do so after higher study. Areas of employment include junior business roles in marketing, administration, finance, events management, HR, marketing and other related areas in the business sector, including higher apprenticeships.