Young people taking their first step into a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills to support them. And we know that employers and Higher Education are looking for highly skilled, job-ready individuals with a strong work ethic. That is why we have chosen to offer the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business! With over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, learners can develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into a prosperous future. Furthermore, 95% of universities and colleges in the UK now accept BTECs – including Oxford University.

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is designed for learners who want a strong core of sector study. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels. Therefore, the programme may be chosen alongside another A Level to support progression to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. The additional qualification studied allow learners either to give breadth to their study programme by choosing a contrasting subject, or to give it more focus by choosing a complementary subject.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with universities to ensure that it supports progression to higher education, as well as, employers and professional bodies in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the business sector. The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the business sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

The units which you will study are:

  • Unit 1 Exploring Business (coursework)
  • Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (task)
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance (exam)
  • Unit 4 Managing an Event (coursework)
  • Unit 5 International Business (coursework)
  • Unit 6 Principles of Management (task)
  • A further 2 optional units (coursework)

Enrichment

At Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form we are proud to be able to offer our students the chance to take part in a wealth of extra-curricular activities to help enrich their learning. For example, there are a range of competitions that students enter throughout the year; taking part in nationally recognised programmes such as Young Enterprise which empowers young people to set up and run a student company under the guidance of a business volunteer. Students make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the company name, managing the company finances and selling to the public. Participants gain practical business experience and key skills.

Career pathways

At Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form we are proud to be able to offer our students the chance to take part in a wealth of extra-curricular activities to help enrich their learning. For example, there are a range of competitions that students enter throughout the year; taking part in nationally recognised programmes such as Young Enterprise which empowers young people to set up and run a student company under the guidance of a business volunteer. Students make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the company name, managing the company finances and selling to the public. Participants gain practical business experience and key skills.