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 plus GCSE Business (if studied) or Merit grade in BTEC First Award in Business/BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise (if studied).

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What Our Students Say

Studying BTEC Business has given me subject knowledge and confidence to be offered an internship at one of the world’s biggest employers ‘IBM’. This is due to my BTEC Business tutor pushing me to be the best I can be and encouraging me to fulfil my potential which led to my successful appointment.

During my two years at Carmel, I have achieved more than I ever thought I would. BTEC business provides you with all round knowledge that will allow you to think outside of the box and set you up with life skills essential for the future.

After I leave college, I start a degree apprenticeship with IBM which includes recruitment and project management working with the HMRC and DWP. This wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the skills, I have gained through studying BTEC Business. I would highly recommend this course as it opens so many opportunities for the future.

Gemma Hall