Years 12 & 13

(Key Stage 5)


BTEC National in Business

Single, Double or Triple Business Courses

BTEC National in Business

This exciting qualification provides real choice. The Extended Certificate is the equivalent of one A level. The Diploma is the equivalent of two A levels. The Extended Diploma is a three A level equivalent course. 

Some units are assessed through coursework, some through external exams.  We study the theories and techniques used in modern business management.  We prepare students for employment in management and for degree level study.  Some students also study one or two A levels as well as their BTEC National course.  If you choose the Extended Diploma option, no other subject choices are required.

Why you should choose the  BTEC National  in Business:

Coursework projects in most units
Develops business and management skills
Well regarded by employers
Good progression to university
Develops IT and communication skills
Study one or two A levels as well
Or, if choosing the Extended Diploma, this is a 
full time course and no other subjects are chosen

The BTEC National in Business motivates learners via applied learning and assessment.  BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and universities and provide a progression route to more advanced qualifications eg degrees.

We will study

Exploring Business
Developing a Marketing Campaign
Managing Business Events
Personal and Business Finance
Recruitment and Selection
International Business
Principles of Management
Creative Promotion

How is the BTEC National in Business Assessed?

Assessment is achieved through coursework projects and through external assessment.  External assessment includes examinations in Finance and Marketing and through externally set and marked projects. All subjects are individually graded as pass, merit or distinction. The points total at the end of your course will determine your overall grade! 

Entry Requirements

We are looking for students who expect to gain at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4, including Maths and English, and who are interested in the world of Business. 

Additional Information

Students following the BTEC National in Business at Diss High School have enjoyed great success in recent years.  Many students are at UK universities studying subjects as diverse as Law, Accountancy, Business, Teaching, Nursing, Economics and Geography. The independent learning style of the course prepares students well for degree level study. Many other students have found good employment locally within banking, accountancy, engineering, insurance etc.The course aims to develop confidence and professionalism in business management students.  

For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator, Mr M.J. Ollerton, 
on Diss (01379) 642424 ext.263 or by email at:


Business BTEC-KS5

Diss High School

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