Business Single Vocational A Level (BTEC Extended Certificate)
Would you like to run an International Business? Maybe you have the potential to be one of Lord Sugar’s future “Apprentices”? The practical nature of the course is ideal in setting you off in the right direction for understanding the complex business world we work in.
Students will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade B/6 and three GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4. This course may be taken alongside A level courses and may be more suited to learners with a strong profile of prior attainment in vocational studies.
You will study the major functions in business, through a real “hands-on” approach to study. Each operational area that you study is linked to a real business. You will visit this organisation, or benefit from a presentation by one of their managers. Some of the units will have a slightly different focus and be based around other practical activities. The course involves a variety of learning methods; group work, presentations, industrial visits, guest speakers from industry and interactive activities.
Links with other subjects:
This course combines with many A Level subjects and students commonly choose subjects such as Accounting, Law and ICT.
Future Career Opportunities
This course provides solid and varied business knowledge and is good preparation for a successful career. Students find themselves ideally prepared to enter a range of professions including financial services, sales and retailing, office administration, accounting, banking, etc.
This course is also well regarded by universities and provides the necessary entry requirements for a wide range of higher education courses. You will have grasped the techniques to completing extended projects typical of University assessment.
Why Study at BSFC?
The department prides itself on its excellent BTEC results and has enjoyed 100% pass rates, with higher grade passes well in excess of the national averages, for a number of years. Our business teachers have all had experience of working in business, prior to teaching. Between them, the teaching staff have worked in a wide range of functions including marketing, finance, human resources, manufacturing and retail, to list but a few. Their first-hand knowledge helps you to gain an insight into the real world of business at work.