The 30-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and give vocational emphasis. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level.
The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is also suitable for more mature learners, who wish to follow a vocational programme of study as part of their continued professional development or who want to move to a different area of employment.
This BTEC qualification is designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors.
The qualification provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.
This course consists of 3 units (2 core units + 1 optional unit). There are 60 learning hours for each unit and 180 learning hours for the programme.
|Qualification and Number||Total Units||Credit||Total Guided Qualification Time (TQT)|
|Level 3 Certificate (500/6748/5)||3||30||180 Hours|
|Unit||Credit Value||GLH||Unit Code||Level|
|1. The Business Environment||10||60||Y/502/5408||3|
|2. Business Resources||10||60||D/502/5409||3|
|Optional Units (1 of 2)|
|3. Introduction to Marketing||10||60||Y/502/5411||3|
|4. Business Communication||10||60||H/502/5413||3|
For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include one of the following:
More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.
All units are internally assessed. All assessment for this BTEC qualification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes.
A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:
The 30-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate is a Level 3 qualification made up of 30 credits. It is usually studied full-time over 60 months, or part-time over 12 months.
Learners could be progressed into Level 4 programmes.
For more details please see: L3 Business Iss4