BTEC Nationals Business (2016)

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals Certificate in Business specification
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First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Qualification number: 601/7155/8
Guided learning hours:
180
Performance tables (England):
Applied General (2018 to 2022 results)

An introduction to the business sector for learners for whom an element of business would be complementary. It supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.
The updated 80 mark paper will be used for assessment from June 2020 and the last sitting for the 100 mark paper will be January 2020.

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Certificate in Business specification
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First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Qualification number: 601/7159/5
Guided learning hours: 360
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018 to 2022 results)

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects.
The updated 80 mark paper will be used for assessment from June 2020 and the last sitting for the 100 mark paper will be January 2020.

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals Foundation Diploma in Business specification
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First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Qualification number: 601/7161/3
Guided learning hours: 510
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018 to 2022 results)

The Foundation Diploma is for learners looking to study business as a one-year, full-time course, or for those wishing to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme.
The updated 80 mark paper will be used for assessment from June 2020 and the last sitting for the 100 mark paper will be January 2020.

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals Diploma in Business specification
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First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Qualification number: 601/7157/1
Guided learning hours: 720
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018 to 2022 results)

The Diploma is designed to be the substantive part of a study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study. It may include other BTEC Nationals to support progression to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment.
The updated 80 mark paper will be used for assessment from June 2020 and the last sitting for the 100 mark paper will be January 2020.

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BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Diploma in Business specification
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First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Qualification number: 601/7160/1
Guided learning hours: 1080
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018 to 2022 results)

The Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment.

The updated 80 mark paper will be used for assessment from June 2020 and the last sitting for the 100 mark paper will be January 2020.

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Guide
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BTEC National in Business Delivery Guide
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