BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business

Head of Department

Mrs D Glover

Examining Body


Overview of the course:

This course is a 2-year programme designed to give students an overview of the Business World, looking at a variety of different industries.  They will be able to look in detail at how and why businesses operate, the skills required to do so as well as customer service and marketing whilst developing their own skills and knowledge both in and out of the classroom.

Course Details

There are 3 Mandatory units and 1 optional.  Students will be required to produce a portfolio of coursework with will be externally moderated.  The Units of study may include:

  • Unit 1 Exploring Business
  • Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 4 Managing an Event
  • Unit 5 International Business
  • Unit 6 Principles of Management


This course is a combination of examination, externally set and assessed units and internally set and assessed units.

Possible Career Paths 

Students who follow this path may continue on to higher education courses, not necessarily in business related subjects, work apprenticeships or directly into the work place.