The BTEC Level 3 in Business at Carmel College gives every learner the opportunity to develop a real understanding of what is involved, both theoretically and practically, in becoming an effective business professional.

We try to give you a greater involvement with businesses, so more trips to businesses, more research of real businesses, a one-week work placement in the second year and a greater development of the personal skills you will need to succeed in the business world.

You have the opportunity to study the course as a single qualification which is the equivalent to 1 A Level (Extended Certificate) or as a double award qualification which is the equivalent to 2 A Levels (Diploma).

Where does this course lead?

A BTEC Level 3 can lead to a similar course at university, an apprenticeship, employment in a small or large organisation or even the opportunity to run your own business. What is important to know is that there is a very wide range of progression opportunities which will be available to you when you complete the course. Areas of study, an apprenticeship or employment could include:

Business Studies; Business Management; Project or Event Management; Retail, Merchandising and Sales; Law; Marketing and Advertising; Finance and Accounting; Personnel Development; Administration; Human Resources.

Course Entry Requirements

You will need a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language. Alternatively students can progress from a BTEC First Diploma in Business with a Merit or Distinction.

BTEC Business Course Leaflet

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What Our Students Say

I enjoy studying BTEC Business at Carmel because the coursework offers something different to most other A Level courses a large part of the grade I get is in my control. I enjoy completing the coursework because of the practical element involved as I am learning about things that can be applied to a real life scenario within a business. I would recommend BTEC Business to other students because if you are willing to put the effort in, you will come out with a high grade at the end of the two years. After I leave college I hope to go to university and use what I have learnt at Carmel College to help me to get a degree in Business and Economics.

Niall Hughes