Business BTEC Extended Certificate

What will I learn?

All units count equally to the final grade that you will be awarded. The 4 units need to be completed over one year to gain the Extended Certificate.


Unit 1 Exploring Business
Designed to enable learners to understand the variety and different types of business.

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
Introduces the main principles of marketing. It looks at the various techniques that businesses use to sell their goods and services.

Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
Explores the use and implications of financial products. This will give students a greater insight into financial decision making.

Unit 8 Investigating Recruitment and Selection
Looks in more detail at how a business recruits and selects its workforce. Students actually produce a recruitment package for a selected job role.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

GCSE (old) Points Average: 4.0 or above, including 5 C grades

How long will it take to qualify?

1 or 2 years

How will I be assessed?

The course has 2 externally assessed units and 2 units will be assessed by the completion of appropriate coursework. Students will need to work to set deadlines in order to be successful.

Additional Learning Opportunities

You can take part in activities including Young Enterprise.

Who is this course aimed at?

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Business will be attractive to students who:

  • have an interest in a business related career
  • want to find out more about how modern businesses work
  • want to take a course where they are assessed entirely by coursework
  • You can study this course over one or two years

What next?

You can move directly into employment or move into Higher Education to pursue a career in business areas including finance, management and marketing.




  • BTEC Level 3


  • Business

Course Length

  • 1 or 2 years

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider