Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, or a Merit grade on a BTEC Level 2 course in a related subject. Students must have grade C in both English and Maths GCSE (grade 4) to enrol on this course, but other equivalent qualifications may be considered.


One and two year courses.

What will I study?

Students on this programme will study towards a BTEC Diploma in Business. The course is equivalent to 3 AS Levels over one year for the 90 Credit Diploma. After successful completion of this year it is possible to continue into a second year to gain the Extended Diploma qualification, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course would be suitable for anyone interested in business or who would like to take on a leadership or management role in any industry.

Topics covered will include:

  • Business Resources
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Business Communication
  • Planning a Career in Business

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed solely through coursework. Deadlines run throughout the year and students are required to work on more than one assignment at any given time and so organisational and time management skills are very important on this course. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What could it lead to?

Progression from this course would include higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment. A wide range of business roles including retail, administration, legal and finance are possible for students completing the course as well as leadership and management roles in a variety of public and private sector organisations.

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