Course Type: Full Time

BTEC Level 3 Certificate Business

  • Course Code CG60073
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course title: BTEC Level 3 Cert & Subsidiary Diploma Business

Exam board detail: Pearson’s – (Edexcel)

Type of qualification: to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects

Delivery hours per week: 4.5 hours (1.5-hour lessons x 3)


Section 1: Subject Overview


Btec Business lessons take place within the A-level department @ Gateshead Sixth Form Baltic Campus.  The course is specifically designed for those who enjoy looking at the main functions of Business such as Human Resources, Finance, Operations and Marketing.  A broad overview of key areas are delivered across the academic year.  This allows students to become familiar with Business processes and considers the context of the wider Business environment.  Over the year there will be six units studied with a varying number of assessments.  Modules typically range from marketing to recruitment processes and allow the student to gain underpinning knowledge within each.

The course is a mixture of academic and practical based lessons alongside independent study...


Example combination of units of study

1 International Business

2 Business Resources

3 Marketing

4 Business Communication

5 Recruitment

6 Health and Safety


Section 2: Assessment Overview

All units are internally assessed in the BTEC qualifications in this specification. All assessment for the BTEC qualifications in this specification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.


Section 3: What do other students study alongside Btec Business at A Level?

Many of our students will study a related combination of A-levels such as Sociology, Psychology, History, Government and Politics, Media and English.


Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

This course lends itself to a range of careers in Business but alternatively it can fit alongside a whole host of careers.

  • Marketing specialist

  • Lawyer / Banker / Accountant

  • Media  / Journalist

  • Business Teacher

  • Human Resources Advisor


Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?


Business Teacher – clare.lee@gateshead.ac.uk

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk




An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average grade 6 GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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