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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 15.78

Start: 12/09/2016

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This advanced qualification broadens and expands your business focus, enhancing your career prospects and paving the way to higher education opportunities. Work experience, guest speakers and fact-finding visits will form part of your studies.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least five GCSEs, of which both English and Maths must be at a minimum of grade C. Alternatively, a BTEC First Diploma at Merit or Distinction will be accepted but this must be accompanied by grade C or above in both English and Maths. You will be required to undertake a full screening at the College to help us identify which level of study is most appropriate. 

Course Content

You will have already studied nine units for your 90-credit Diploma which will have given you a broad understanding of different areas of business. You will now study a further nine units to enable you to achieve the full advanced BTEC qualification.
 
Among the exciting areas covered are:
  •  Market Research in Business
  •  Human Resource Management in Business
  •  Managing a Business Event
  •  Aspects of Employment Law
  •  Understanding Retailing
  •  Impact of Communication Technology on Business
  •  Starting a Small Business
  •  Understanding Business Ethics
  •  Creative Product Promotion

How will I be assessed?

The Business BTEC is 100% assignment based - with assessment methods including presentations, posters, observations and various research projects.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
There will be various doors open to you after this course. You may wish to progress to an HNC or HND in Business at Derby College. You could also consider going to university to gain a degree in Marketing, Law, Accountancy or Business, to name but a few subjects. Another option could be a Business, Customer Service or Team Leading Apprenticeship: Derby College can help you find the right opportunity.

Careers
This qualification is useful for a variety of careers including Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Advertising, Human Resources, Law, Business Management and Teaching. 

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Navigating a customer service career

As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.

Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.

Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.

I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.
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