BTEC National Extended Certificate Business

2023/2024 & 2024/2025


Previous experience of Business is not needed to take this subject. The most important thing you need in order to take a vocational qualification in Business is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in Business, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively, whilst sticking to deadlines.

Pearson BTEC business

Requirements for Study

  • APS 3.7 or above
  • 9 - 4 in English Language or English Literature
  • 9 - 4 in Maths


The assessment is a mixture of school set coursework assignments, controlled assessment in the form of tasks set and marked by the board and a single test. The work is graded, pass, merit or distinction and it is the combination of the marks for all the units taken that will determine the overall grade.

  • Unit 1 – Exploring Business
  • Unit 2-  Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection process

All BTEC equivalences carry the same amount of UCAS points as A levels.


This course is designed to help you get into employment, on to an apprenticeship or further studies at university, depending on your goals. This could be in:

  • International Business Management
  • Leadership Business and Globalisation Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Studies Communication


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