Business Studies- BTEC National Diploma

Head of Department Ms B C White

Mrs E Martino

Mr M Jennings

Ms F Mouti

Ms D Kusi



  • BTEC Level 3 in Business Studies

Qualification Name

  • BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies

Examination Board

  • Edexcel

Course Structure


  • Year 1- Six units are undertaken, equivalent to 1 x A Level
  • Year 2-A further six units extend students' knowledge and business skills and are equivalent to a x A Level.

Assessment Make Up

  • 100% Coursework

The course is 100% coursework and comprises of 12 Units. Students can achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. The Units studied will enable students to specialise in areas such as Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Human Resources or Management.


Deadlines for Coursework

Each unit will have individual deadlines that will be set by the teacher. Students will receive an assignment brief, reading list and deadline dates for which they are to adhere to.


Examination Date


Reading List

  • Bevan J, Dransfield R, Coupland-Smith H, Goymer J and Richards C – BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 1 (Pearson, 2009) ISBN 9781846906343 
  • Bevan J, Goymer J, Richards C and Richards N – BTEC Level 3 National Business Student Book 2 (Pearson, 2009) ISBN 9781846906350 
  • Coupland-Smith H and Mencattelli C – BTEC Level 3 National Business Teaching Resource Pack (Pearson, 2009) ISBN 9781846906367 
  • Dransfield and Needham – GCE AS level Business ISBN 0435401149 
  • Jewell B – An Integrated Approach to Business Studies (Longman, 2000) ISBN 0582405424 
  • Letts – Revise AS Business Studies (Letts Educational Ltd, 2004) ISBN 1843154242
  • Marcouse, Surridge, Watson and Swift – Business Studies for A level (Hodder, 2008) ISBN 0340966904 
  • Marcouse I and Lines D – Business Case Studies, AS and A Level, 3rd Edition (Longman, 2002) ISBN 0582406366 
  • Palmer and Hartley – The Business Environment (McGraw-Hill, 2006) ISBN 0077109902 
  • Worthington and Britton – The Business Environment (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2006) ISBN 0273704249 Facilities Management Journal (MPP Limited)