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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business

Our Subject

Studying this BTEC Business course allows students with a variety of previous business knowledge to develop their understanding of business environments, finance and marketing. You will gain a variety of employability and higher education skills along the way including presenting, report writing and creating promotional material.

You will receive excellent teaching and resources, with visits to selected businesses to enhance theoretical knowledge.

This is a fantastic course for anyone who has a keen interest in Business and wants to study this alongside other BTEC Extended Certificate/Subsidiary, BTEC Diploma or A-Level courses at college. The course is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English. Grade 5 in at least 1 writing-based GCSE. Previous study of Business (GCSE or L2 BTEC) grade 4/Merit.

Our links with HE

Educational Visits

The BTEC courses focus on you gaining a real life understanding of Business – and to gain that, you need to visit some! Students on the course this year have visited Cadburys World, London (Marketing Trip) and New York.


The BTEC qualification is recognised by both Universities as well as employers.

Past BTEC Business students have gone on to study Business related courses at University as well as higher apprenticeships in Buying and Human Resources.

Course Structure

The full qualification is 4 units.

You will be externally assessed in 2 of the following units:

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign – Assessment is a supervised assessment in class.

Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance – Assessment is a written examination.

You will be internally assessed in two of the following units:

Unit 1 – Exploring Business

Unit 8 – The Recruitment and Selection Process

Internally assessed work includes portfolios, reports, leaflets and presentations.