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Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business

What’s it about?

This course is aimed at giving students who are interested in a career in business the knowledge and skills required to enter the industry. You will cover a wide range of topics and enrichments including guest speakers and industry-related trips to places such as Thorpe Park. 



Entry Requirements:

We would recommend at least a grade 4/5 at GCSE in English and maths and preferably a Level 2 Business Studies qualification.  





Mrs. S. Osborne – Director of Teaching and Learning 

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content:

    This course is equivalent to two A Levels and consists of eight units to be studied over the duration of two years. During this time students will have to complete the following: 

    Three external mandatory units: 

    Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign- Learners will gain skills relating to, and an understanding of, how a marketing campaign is developed. 

    Unit 3: Personal Business and Finance- Learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information. 

    Unit 6: Principles of Management- This unit enables learners to understand how the role of management and leadership in the workplace contributes towards business success. 

    Three internal mandatory units 

    Unit 1: Exploring Business- In this introductory unit, learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive. 

    Unit 4: Managing an Event- Learners will work as part of a small group to plan, coordinate and manage a business or social enterprise event and evaluate the skills gained. 

    Unit 5: International Business- Learners study how UK businesses develop strategies to trade globally.  

    In addition to this you will study two of the following optional units:  

     8 Recruitment and Selection Process  

     9 Team Building in Business  

    10 Recording Financial Transactions  

    11 Final Accounts for Public Limited Companies 

    12 Financial Statements for Specific Businesses 

    13 Cost and Management Accounting  

    14 Investigating Customer Service  

    15 Investigating Retail Business  

    16 Visual Merchandising  

    17 Digital Marketing  

    18 Creative Promotion  

    19 Pitching for a New Business  

    20 Investigating Corporate Social Responsibility 

    21 Training and Development  

    22 Market Research  

    23 The English Legal System 



    This course can lead to progression within the industry and apprenticeships. 


    University courses in business and business management. 




    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List