Subject Intent: Why Business?

Key contemporary developments in the labour market such as digital technology, big data and the impact of globalisation are considered within the business curriculum. Opportunities to interact with industry is firmly embedded in the curriculum and students have regular opportunities to apply key employability skills in both the classroom and in the wider work-related opportunities that being a business student offers.

What will I study?

The course contains both exams and coursework, involves both theory and practical application, and covers a wide range of business related topics including the following: Mandatory examples:
  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
Optional examples:
  • Recruitment and selection process
  • Team building
  • Investigating customer service
  • Work experience in business


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

In BTEC Business we ensure that our lessons allow opportunities for learners to practice developing employability skills. Lessons build on real life business examples to help learners to develop their skills. In the past we have had guest speakers from Morrison and Arla, and we have also visited Cadbury World, an Amazon factory and The Bank of England in London to further learners’ knowledge and understanding of the business world.

What our


This course is excellent for anyone wanting more in-depth knowledge of the business world. It can lead you anywhere if you are determined enough.

Ellie Gates, The Featherstone Academy

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