Choosing to study BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business is for students who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study and who want to progress to higher education.  This course will support entry to many higher education courses, not necessarily in business related subjects, depending on the other qualifications students have taken.  The course can also lead to employment directly or via an apprenticeship. 

You must complete a range of mandatory and optional units, which may include the following areas of study: business environments, finance, marketing, human resources, accounting and law.  

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate course is a single award, equivalent to one A-Level. This course will give you the flexibility and freedom to study other BTEC courses or A-Levels.

The course offers a varied approach to your studies including assignments, practical tasks and written tests. This will allow you to develop transferable skills including the ability to research actively and methodically, learn independently, give presentations, be an active group member, write effectively, and improve your analytical skills.  These skills will be valuable to employers and will also help with your further studies.



The assessment will be in the form of assignments, practical tasks, synoptic assessment (which may be internally or externally assessed), and externally assessed written exams.