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Business, Law & Economics
Business, Law & Economics
Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 1 Year
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date 3 September 2019
Course code BSB-3C (1920)
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Ideal for those with entrepreneurial ambitions who want to learn about marketing, finance and communications.

  • What does the course involve?

    Ideal for students who want to study business with a practical approach and who prefer assignment based activities rather than exams. The qualification is equal in size to one A Level and is recognised by universities and employers, however it is worth checking with the university if you have a certain one in mind to progress to so that you know if they will accept the mixed A Level and BTEC as entry requirements.

    The BTEC course consists of six units; Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing, Business Communication, Career Development and Developing Terms in Business which require you to use real business information to make recommendations. Lessons will be guided by teachers and assignments require independent work. You will need to research information and present your findings in written reports and oral presentations.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This course is assessed by coursework set periodically throughout the course.

  • Additional Notes

    The course provides opportunities for progression to a wide range of Higher Education degrees, Apprenticeships or employment.

  • Further Information

    You will undertake additional activities including college enterprise activities such as the Tenner Challenge, employer visits e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, inspirational business speakers and relevant educational visits.

  • Other details

    Our 2018 leavers are pursuing a range of Higher Education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities and a number of our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (Accountancy), Capgemini (Degree Apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Charlotte Tobulevicius

Charlotte Tobulevicius

HNC in Business

The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.

Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts

Business, English Literature and Sociology
Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury

Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the skills you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College.

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

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