BTEC Business

BTEC in Business at the best private sixth form college in the UK

BTECs are work related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students and are built to accommodate the needs of employers and to allow progression to university.

Why choose to study BTEC Business?

In BTEC Business students are encouraged to develop a range of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life. Students can focus on their career aspirations or work area within the specification in which there are six specialist pathways consisting of Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Administration, and Human Resources. Tutors have carefully chosen units of study that complement students interests and what universities/ employers are looking for.

The course is designed to replicate the Business working environment, therefore you will;

Gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study selected areas in more depth

Develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business

Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way

Follow a programme of study which enables progression to both higher education and employment within business

Develop personal, learning and thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities

Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills

What is BTEC Business at DLD?

At DLD, BTEC Business is taught through individual and group presentations by students as well as class notes and assignments. Video materials and News articles are used as the basis of discussion and the emphasis is always on the practical application of theory. Students are encouraged to challenge the content of what they read and offer their opinions. The aim is to emphasise to students that running a business involves a series of decisions which are usually made with incomplete knowledge and that there is often no ‘right’ answer. We strive to make classroom learning as interactive and dynamic as possible.

Programme of Study

Students study and are assessed on 6-9 units throughout the year or 12-18 over two years depends on what qualification undertaken. Like A-level this is an intensive course and full attendance is vital, not least because some assessments will take place in class time. It is expected that students will complete 3-4 units a term.

Potential Units of Study.

1 A Level = 6 Units of Study

2 A Levels = 12 Units of Study over 2 years

3 A Levels = 18 Units of Study over 2 years

Units of Study: Year 1 Units of Study: Year 2
Unit   Unit  
1 The Business Environment (Core) 7 Management Accounting
2 Business Resources (Core) 8 Accounting Systems
3 Introduction to Marketing (Core) 9 Creative Product Promotion
4 Business Communication (Core) 10 Market Research in Business
5 Business Accounting 13 Recruitment and Selection in Business
12 Internet Marketing in Business 18 Managing a Business Event
15 Development Planning for a Career in Business 19 Developing Teams in Business
16 Human Resource Management in Business 21 Aspects of Contract and Business Law
27 Understanding Health and Safety in the Business Workplace 36 Starting a Small Business

Exam Board:

At DLD College we are currently studying BTEC Business through the Edexcel Exam Board.

What do I need?

The most important quality that a student can bring to Business is a genuine curiosity for and enthusiasm about commercial matters. In the department, we are trying to set students on the road to becoming entrepreneurs. Therefore, we are looking for students with a positive attitude who are willing to participate in class, perform independent research under guidance and above all, learn from their mistakes.

Good subject combinations:

As the BTEC Business qualification is the equivalent to 3 A levels it is recommended that students should choose BTEC Business as a stand-alone course to ensure effective time and work management. This is not compulsory and individual preferences can be discussed at interview.

After DLD:

The theory taught in BTEC Business is useful in all walks of life since most of us who do not become entrepreneurs work as employees. A working knowledge of the way businesses operate will always be helpfu in assessing the prospects of particular firms and therefore in career planning. However, there are now a range of business related degrees available to undergraduates, many of which are joint honours degrees involving another subject such as ICT or a modern language. These are particular valuable in the modern business world as are business degrees involving an international dimension in the form of an internship abroad. While most DLD students do follow the path of higher education, a sizeable minority go straight into the workplace as trainees in a family business or in certain aspects of the financial services and property industries. Therefore, a BTEC Business qualification can be a staging post for both university and the working world.