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BTEC Business is a course that when chosen with a good combination of subjects, could open many doors. Most employers and universities want to be assured that potential candidates are able to contextualise information and apply knowledge and theory and you will learn these skills on the course.

Not only will you gain fundamental knowledge of a range of business organisations and the many factors that shape the nature of them operating in an increasingly complex business world, we will teach you how the management of resources can impact on business performance and how marketing, research and planning and the marketing mix are used. You will also learn how successful communication of information throughout a business is critical for the future prosperity of an organisation, as well as developing an understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin e-business operations.

Pictured - Business students explore the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London


Assessment is coursework and exam-based:

2 units each year; units 1 and 4 - internally assessed assignments, units 2 and 3 - externally assessed by Pearson

Entry Requirements

Grade C or above in at least four GCSE or BTEC subjects. Grade 4 or above in GCSE English.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


The Level 3 Certificate is made up of 2 units, the Level 3 Extended Certificate is made up of 4 units and includes the following specifications:

Certificate (year 1)

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign

Extended Certificate (year 2)

  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Investigating Customer Service

The course covers a wide variety of subject matter to understand the business world.


This course is all about preparing you for employment and/or entry in to higher education such as a degree in business and/or management or an associated specialist field.

All assessment is through written tasks and assignments, so this will aid you in developing your ability to write clearly and succinctly. The coursework requirements encourage much evaluation and analysis of subject knowledge and particular business scenarios. This will develop important thinking skills and provide a greater understanding of processes in businesses as well as personal interaction. Discussion and sharing of ideas is greatly encouraged and this has resulted in the growth of students’ confidence and abilities within group situations.

Inspirational Links

The Future of Retail -

An A-Z of UK High Street Retailers -

Marketing Week -

Course Information


BTEC Level 3

Course Work