Business Level 3

Examination Board - Edexcel


What is a BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma Level 3?


A BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is a Level 3 course that offers learners a work related vocational qualification to study whilst in the Sixth form. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work.  At the end of year one students  can achieve a GCE A level.  At the end of year two students can top-up to the qualification equivalent to two GCE A Levels.


Progression from the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma could be into employment where learners might take professional body examinations or complete NVQs. Alternatively, learners could continue to degree or other higher-education programmes in the same vocational sector or in a related sector.


What is the course structure?


Students must cover three mandatory units on this course which at the time of publication are:


-    The Business Environment

–    Business Resources

-    Introduction to Marketing


In consultation with their tutor, students will then get the opportunity to choose up to a further three optional units that can be personalised to their learning programme that will make up the rest of the credits for the course. Please see the Edexcel website for further information about this course and module choices.


Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE grades A* – C including English and Maths


Contact: Mrs M Matthews