Business Studies (BTEC)



Year 1

Unit 1: Exploring business – Studying the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment and how a business must be dynamic to survive.

Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign – An opportunity to understand every step and process to be successful in the field of marketing.

Year 2

Unit 3: Personal and business finance – This unit is about the importance of managing money as an individual and the ability to keep businesses out of difficulty.

Unit 8: Recruitment and selection process – Investigation of the different online and offline processes used by businesses to plan the workforce through to advertising, selecting and finally offering the job to the successful candidate.


As a student of BTEC Business, you will develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis. These skills are valued in both higher education and the workplace. You will develop the ability to apply learning to new contexts, acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills that will be recognised and valued. Through practical application, you will show an understanding of how businesses survive, are organised and compete in the business environment. You will also be able to put together a marketing campaign, gain personal and business finance skills and understand effective recruitment and selection processes. Your knowledge and experience will be developed through study of real-life organisations.


Many students go on to study a BA/BSc Hons degree in business related subjects or into Higher Apprenticeships.


Accountants; marketing or recruitment specialists; financial advisors or management positions in a variety of areas and industries.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in English.


Unit 1 25% internally assessed
Unit 2 25% externally assessed
Unit 3 25% externally assessed
Unit 8 25% internally assessed

Opportunities for work related activities

Investigations of real businesses in the workplace. Visiting speakers.