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BTEC First Award in Business


This exciting qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. 

The course is ideal for learners who would like a career in management, or who would like to run their own business.  Or maybe , you’re just interested in studying Business for a couple of years.


The BTEC First Award qualification is:

Available in Years 9  10 and 11 

Equivalent to 1 GCSE grade

Assessed mainly by coursework 

Plus 25% external assessment from an examination in Business Finance


The First Diploma in Business  motivates learners via applied learning and assessment. BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and education institutions and provides a progression route to more advanced qualifications e.g. BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

We will study:

Marketing and Branding

Business Finance

Customer Service in Business

Enterprise in  Business


Learning is achieved through a variety of methods such as... Group work, Discussions, Presentations, Case studies,  Projects and In¬class activities, Use of company materials and products, Company reports, Educational visits, Guest speakers from industry and  Interactive computing software 


Assessment is achieved through coursework projects plus 25% external assessment from an examination in Business Finance.  All subjects are individually graded as pass; merit; distinction. The points total at the end of your course will determine your overall grade for the whole course. 


Voc - Business KS4

Diss High School

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