BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

Key Stage



Extended Certificate



Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Business & ICT

Course Content & Assessment

The Faculty is very proud of its inclusive curriculum and we continue to achieve good or outstanding results. We are also particularly pleased to offer the following:
• Out of classroom learning including numerous visits to, and from, local employers and businesses.
• Promotion of Enterprise and innovation through the curriculum;
• Promoting the use of ICT across the curriculum
Support for the students via after school clubs;
• Individualised learning and assessment for learning;
• On-going improvements to Teaching & Learning and sharing of good practice, ideas and resources through regular department meetings

Do you think you have what it takes? Do you want to go into being the next Lord Sugar? Then Business is for you! BTEC Extended Certificate in Business is a practical, work-related course designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge about the business environment. The range of assessments – both practical and written – allow students to showcase their achievements to best effect, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

BTEC Business students at QE are given 4 varying units of work. Three core units which cover a range of key business aspects, and an optional unit which is best tailored around their programme of study and student needs. Students are strongly encouraged to use the Work Experience Enrichment option during Year 12 to help identify and actively research possible career routes.

Employers play a major part in the course with speakers visiting and organising study days to assist with the completion of assessments. Current partnerships include: Blue Sky Financial Planning; JP Morgan; Nationwide. Students take part in a wide range of supplementary activities including: ‘The Student Investor Challenge.’

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: BTEC Business L2 Pass
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language

BTEC Nationals are valued by employers, universities and colleges and support learners in applying for jobs in business related careers such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, IT, personnel or sales.