The BTEC Business Level 3 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. Therefore, we offer more trips to businesses, more research of real businesses, and a one-week work placement in the second year. Additionally, we encourage 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). However, you can study the course as a double award qualification which is the equivalent to 2 A Levels (Diploma).

Where does this BTEC Business 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 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

Exam board course specification

BTEC Business News

Students inspired by Working Options Event

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BTEC Business takes the working world by storm

BTEC Business Charity Bingo

What Our Students Say

I have enjoyed my time at Carmel and the support and guidance has been excellent.

BTEC Business has been my favourite subject and has given me the confidence and knowledge to pursue my dream career. The tutors have been brilliant as they encourage you and push you to be the best version of yourself.

Over the two years, I have progressed and achieved more than I could have imagined. BTEC Business takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you think about the bigger picture.

When I leave college, I hope to go to university to study Law and Business and this is all down to what I have learnt in BTEC Business. I would highly recommend this course due to the practical and work experience elements. It has been an invaluable experience for me.

Katie Wilkie