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BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business

Course details

As consumers we are affected by businesses in many ways. In addition many of us will work for businesses in the future. This course aims to develop an understanding of the world of work through a vocational approach that does not involve any examinations. It is equivalent to one A-Level and is graded by a Pass, Merit,Distinction and a Distinction *.

The Course includes developing an understanding of:

UNIT 1: Business Environment

The aim of this unit is to give learners the fundamental knowledge of a range of business organisations, and the many factors that shape the nature of organisations operating in an increasingly complex business world.

UNIT 2 : Business Resources

The aim of this unit is to develop learner knowledge of the range of human, physical, technological and financial resources required in an organisation, and how the management of these resources can impact on business performance.

UNIT 3 : Introduction to Marketing

The aim and purpose of this unit is to give learners an understanding of how marketing, research and planning and the marketing mix are used by all organisations. Unit introduction Marketing is at the heart of every organisation’s activity. Its importance is also growing in the non-commercial.

UNIT 4 : Business Communitcation

The aim of this unit is to show learners that the collection and management of business information, and the successful communication of that information throughout a business, is critical for the future prosperity of the organisation.

UNIT 12 : Internet Marketing in Business

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin the reasons business is conducted online with reference not only to the benefits and drawbacks to businesses and customers but also the effects on society at large.

UNIT 16 : Human Resources Management in Business

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to methods of managing human resources in the workplace. Learners will use their knowledge of relevant human resources management theory and link it with current human resource management practices in organisations.


UNIT 29: Understanding Retailing

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the important role that retailing plays in the UK economy; and how it is the final part of the supply chain, before products and services reach the end customer. Learners will examine the structure of the retail industry, the process of distribution, the importance of sales and service functions and how the sector responds to change.
How you will be assessed

The assessment approach of the BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business allows learners to receive feedback on their progress through out the course as they provide evidence towards grading criteria.

Evidence for assessment maybe generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment work, case-studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation.

Delivery strategies should reflect the nature of work within the business sector by encouraging learners to research and carry out assessment in the workplace or in simulated working conditions wherever possible. Learners are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning achievement, taking into account industry standards for behaviour and performance.

There are no exams in this course.

How will it help me at Post 16?

You may go onto to study Business Studies at university; therefore this course will give you the knowledge and understanding required for most Business degrees. It will also help you to understand the work place and help prepare you for employment after leaving college.