BTEC [First Award] in Business
Head of Department
Mr S Moss
Examination Board: Edexcel
Method of Assessment: Core Units [must pass core units to gain overall qualification]
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World – Project [25%]
Unit 2: Finance for Business – External online test [25%]
Unit 3: Promoting a Brand – Project [25%]
Unit 4: Recruitment, Selection and Employment – Project [25%]
The BTEC [First Award] in Business is equivalent to one GCSE. Grades are awarded as Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass. The course requires students to meet strict coursework deadlines throughout the year.
Coursework will be based on real businesses and real investigation work. A range of assessment methods will be required, including, reports, presentations, leaflets and business plans.
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World [25% - coursework]
Students will know how the business environment will impact on a business, plan an idea for a new business and present a suitable business model for a business start-up.
Unit 2: Finance for Business [25% - online examination]
Students will understand the costs involved in business and how businesses make a profit. They will be able to measure success and identify how to improve business performance.
Unit 3: Promoting a Brand [25% - coursework]
Students will explore the use of branding and promotion in business and develop and promote a brand for a business.
Unit 4: Recruitment, Selection and Employment [25% - coursework]
Students will know about job roles and demonstrate interview skills and plan their career development.
Benefits of studying BTEC [First Award] in Business
BTECs are vocationally related qualifications. Pupils develop their business knowledge and apply this to real world case studies and develop essential skills that are required within a work-related context. They develop independent learning skills and other skills such as teamwork, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and completing accurate financial tasks.