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Pearson BTEC level 3 Diploma in Business

The BTEC qualifications in this specification are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. These qualifications accredit the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and other training provider organisations.

The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

There is potential for the qualifications to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.

On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualifications, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 120 credit and 720 guided learning hours (GLH) qualification, it consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits.

Unit Topic Credit Points Unit Code GLH
1 The Business Environment 10 Y/502/5408 60
2 Business Resources 10 D/502/5409 60
3 Introduction to Marketing 10 Y/502/5411 60
4 Business Communication 10 H/502/5413 60
5 Business Accounting 10 M/502/5415 60
36 Start a Small Business 10 Y/502/5487 60
10 Market Research in Business 10 H/502/5427 60
7 Management Accounting 10 J/502/5419 60
16 Human Resource Management in Business 10 K/502/5445 60
41 Business Markets and the Economy 10 K/502/5509 60
28 Business Project Management 10 K/502/5459 60
39 International Business 10 F/502/5502 60
Total   120   720