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BTEC in Business: Level 3 Course Companions

"Very useful… Lesson objectives for each section clearly displayed… This resource provides all the notes necessary for Unit 1. The activities give the user the opportunity to think and research for themselves… It will be an excellent resource for when I teach Unit 1 in September."

H Abrams, Head of Business and Independent Reviewer

Ensures you cover the new 2010 specification comprehensively.

  • Comprehensive notes in student-friendly language. Structured in specification order.
    • Lesson objectives for each topic
    • Regular activities engage students
    • Questions ensure students know the key facts
  • Supporting PowerPoints help you deliver the course
  • Four assignments, one for each learning outcome, covering all the 2010 spec criteria, from Pass to Distinction


Units 1-4 are Endorsed by Edexcel for use with the new BTEC in Business Level 3 specification (2010).


"Great… Time-saving and interesting… It contains what they need to know & sensible, 'do-able' assignments. Frees the teacher to get on with delivering, confident that the material is of good quality."

J Laurence, BTEC Business Teacher and Satisfied Customer (previous edn)
Unit 1: The Business Environment: Keep up to date with case studies from national and global environment. Includes the new post-recession focus on economic stability and supply & demand

Unit 2: Business Resources: Introduces students to resources & accounts in a thorough but easy-to-understand way.

Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing: Introduces key marketing concepts & shows students how to develop a coherent marketing mix .

Unit 4: Business Communication: unique assignment uses the school or college as a business communication case study!
Accounting and Finance Pathway
Unit 5: Business Accounting: introduces the basic concepts of accounting in a student-friendly voice Unit 6: Financial Accounting: plenty of practice exercises to familiarise students with accounting practices.
Unit 7: Management Accounting: detailed explanations of how to use and apply ratios and other techniques Unit 8: Accounting Systems: step-by-step guide enables students to complete a 'profit & loss' and balance sheet
Marketing Pathway
Unit 9: Creative Product Promotion: promotion covered in detail with up-to-date examples and visual diagrams Unit 10: Market Research for Business: from questionnaires to data analysis, market research for business covered in detail.
Law Pathway
Unit 21: Aspects of Business & Contract Law: student-friendly explanations of all relevant details of contract law Unit 24: Aspects of Law Relating to Business: clear and detailed explanations of relevant laws and cases