Head of Business: Mr Rex Lewis

Overview

This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields
of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related
subjects.

Within year 12 students have the option to study the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business or Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended certificate in Business.

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business

Equivalent in size of 1 GCSE. This qualification consists of 4 units:  Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World. Units 2: Finance for Business, Unit 3: Promoting a Brand and Unit 4: Principles of Customer Service.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended certificates in Business.

Equivalent in size to one A Level.  This qualification consists of 4 units: Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Personal and Business Finance and Recruitment and Selection. Personal and Business Finance is a written exam. The other 3 are coursework based.

Progression

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many
courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two year programme of learning. The qualification can also support progression to
employment directly, or via an Apprenticeship.