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 are 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 units, involves both theory and practical application, and covers a wide range of 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
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • 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 examples to help learners see theory in practice. In the past, we have had guest speakers from Morrisons, and we have also visited Cadbury World, Hull University and the Bank of England in London to further learners’ knowledge and understanding of the business world. We have a range of IT suites to use for lessons and Microsoft Teams will be used as a library of resources to help aid independent learning in this subject.

What our


This course has allowed me to gain knowledge of subjects that will be applicable to my life after college for example, finances. It has also taught me how businesses work internally and externally which I wasn’t aware of before. Overall, it’s a great subject to study and I definitely recommend it.

Haleema Hussain, Carlton Bolling

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