BTEC Business is a popular choice here at HNC, with a qualification in this subject supporting a diverse range of career paths.

Business is all around us, in our daily lives. BTEC Business is one of our most in demand courses here at HNC.

You will be studying a two year course equal to two A Levels alongside another subject, adding breadth to your studies, but gaining an insight into a broad range of topics to build your specialist skills and knowledge of business activity and job roles. This will prepare you for further study or starting your business career.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

The units are brought to life through investigating real-life businesses and scenarios to build your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Recruitment and selection
- Managing an event
- Customer service
- International business
- Principles of management

We are incredibly proud of the experiences on offer from our department. Our partnerships with organisations such as PwC provide some unique opportunities including a ‘Dragons Den’ style challenge where you could secure a behind the scenes visit to PwC. We also offer a unique range of trips and visits, including to universities and from our successful Alumni. Many of our students apply to become a  Business Ambassador as an enrichment. In this role you will put your customer service and marketing skills to the test, supporting us at  Open Events and other activities where we promote our department.

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Each unit will be graded at pass, merit, distinction or distinction*, giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

There are not many careers that our BTEC Business qualification does not support! Your future career path will determine the level of business you study, but there are not many fields that do not benefit from the wide range of skills and knowledge you will develop. Our students progress on to a wide range of fields, often opting for related degrees such as Accountancy, Law, Marketing, Creative Branding and HR. However, students have also successfully secured competitive degree level apprenticeships too.

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All of your projects and assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, giving you a real flavour of how the theory you learn works in practice. One project for example includes you running and hosting your own large scale event as part of a team. You'll experience every step from planning to pricing and marketing strategies. 

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