Exam Board - Edexcel


What is Business BTEC National and why study it?

We will be offering the Extended Certificate, the National Diploma and the Extended Diploma in Business. This is equivalent to taking 1, 2 or 3 A levels.


Students will cover units looking areas such as:

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal & Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Principals of Management
  • Recruitment & Selection Process
  • Investigating Customer Service
  • Investigating Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • Principles of Management
  • Pitching for a new Business
  • Market Research
  • The English Legal System


The course is designed to involve continual assessment and is different to A levels in that there is not a large proportion of the course weighted to final exams.


Learning will be encouraged in a practical way and students will apply the underpinning theories, research and analysis to bring a depth of understanding to their work.


Where next?

BTEC courses can be taken instead of or alongside A level qualifications and attract UCAS tariff points for university in a similar way.


The grading system is different, with BTECs being graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction* rather than A*-E


UCAS Tariff Points

A level A* 56 points  A 48 points  C 32 points E 16 points
BTEC Distinction* 56 points Distinction 48 points Merit 32 points Pass 16 points


The BTEC National is widely recognised by universities and industry. It can lead to a degree in Business or an apprenticeship.


What are the entrance requirements?

Grade 5 in GCSE English language, Grade 5 in GCSE Maths. Grade 4 considered.


Who do I need to see for more information?

Ms S Clarke, Head of Business