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Business – BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/ National Extended Certificate


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




1- 2 Years

The Certificate offers an introduction to a vocational sector through applied learning of topics such as Marketing, Legal Structures and importance of Enterprise within an economy.

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language and Maths. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses.  


The course is delivered by staff with industry experience, in the classroom and study centres. In addition, visits, speakers and practical activities help to simulate real life business environments.  

This course is split into two years. On Completion of year one, you will receive a certificate in Business (equivalent to an AS Level). On completion of year two, you will receive an Extended Certificate in Business (equivalent to an A Level).  

Units taught:  

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Optional Unit 


Assignments, Controlled Assessment and an Exam 


These skills enable students to become work-ready individuals with a bright future in any business environment or setting, such as an apprenticeship, Higher Education or employment

Trips vary from international destinations such as Washington DC and New York and also locally to Stannah, Britax and Universities 


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, and a canteen.