BTEC Business

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. - Harold S. Geneen

We offer vocational courses in Business and Travel and Tourism.  Through this kind of education, we prepare students for a specific trade by having a more hands on experience and practical approach to the subjects taught.  In year 12 students are encouraged and supported to find a placement in the relevant industry.  These courses could lead to higher qualifications such as diplomas or a degree and they have opened up many career pathways for our students.

One Year course

Entry requirements - An interest in Business; competent in oral and written communication and
5 GCSE’s at A*-E.

Students must complete the two core units, and two optional units.

Core Units:

Enterprise in the Business World - Internal Assessment (Coursework)
Finance for Business - External Assessment, an onscreen 1 hour test taken under exam conditions.

Optional specialist

Promoting a Brand - Internal Assessment (Coursework)
Principles of Customer Service - Internal Assessment (Coursework)

Outside the classroom

Work experience necessary, within a company relevant to student's own interests.

Progression pathway and careers

AS/A level Applied Business at Hendon School (Grade: Two C’s in English and C in Maths, Merit and above in BTEC Business)

BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 2/3 (Merit in BTEC Business)

Progression to working for any business.


Ms Gail Jordan - BTEC teacher

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