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BTEC Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education Business

Two Year Course

Course Content

The Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Business covers a wide variety of business related subjects, such as:

  • Business Planning

  • Business Systems

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing

In addition to these subjects students are given the chance to put the skills they have learnt into practice. Firstly, by undertaking a two week period of work experience and secondly by developing and marketing their own business ‘product’. The course also includes trips to both public and private sector organisations, as well as guest lectures by speakers from a variety of specialist businesses.

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed through assignments and external tests.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess either 4 GCSEs (grade ‘C’ or above), a merit at Intermediate GNVQ or equivalent. They will also need to provide satisfactory references. Applications from individuals with relevant previous experience, including mature students, are particularly welcomed.


This qualification helps students to go onto higher level qualifications such as a degree

or Higher National Diploma. It can also act as the ideal preparation for a range of jobs in the public and private sector. Possible areas of work include accountancy, financial services, sales, personnel, public administration, manufacturing and information technology.