Business: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate


Exam board: Pearson

What is the course about?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business is a two-year course, worth the equivalent of 1 A-Level. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This will include giving presentations, completing research tasks, taking part in role plays, creating new product designs and writing reports. The course provides a broad foundation of business education which can prepare you for and lead to work or further study at university.


Duration of course: 2 years.


What units/topics will be studied?
You will study 4 units over two years:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Recruitment and Selection Process

What do I need to study this subject?
Five subjects at least Grade 4 including English and Maths


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Have an interest in how businesses are set up and run. Keep up to date with current affairs and world business news, following big brands like Coca-Cola, Apple and Nike. You might enjoy watching programmes such as The Apprentice and The Dragons Den.


Where can this lead me
You will be able to study at university and gain many work-related skills which will help you apply for work or an apprenticeship.


What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
We take students on visits to Universities such as Greenwich, Queen Mary, South Bank and London Met, as well as trips to Bank of England, Disneyland Paris and New York. We also run an annual trip to Thorpe Park to reward high achieving students and those who had consistently met the college expectations.