What is it?

This course, offered as part of our Route 3 programme, provides an excellent foundation in business and enterprise.  It teaches a wide variety of skills which will be of use whatever further study or career route you take in future.

Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?

We offer this course in combination with the BTEC First in ICT course which will give you a broad grounding in modern business and communications.

What skills will I develop?

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Numeracy Literacy
  • Practical business experience
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Team work

How will I be taught?

Class discussions, group and individual activities, research tasks, practical activities, guest speakers and trips.

How will I be assessed?

75% course work (3 units), 25% exam (1 unit).

Teacher expertise

The course is taught by experienced staff from the business department.



Field trips, projects and employability opportunities

Paris, New York, visits to universities and businesses.

Where does it lead?

Progression into level 3 courses as part of the Route 3 programme. The course is an excellent foundation for a very wide range of further study opportunities, especially those related to business.


Nothing specific required.

Examination board


Specific requirements

  • Standard entry requirements for the Route 3 programme.

What will I study?

Unit 1 – Introduction to Business

Unit 2 – (Exam) Finance for business

Unit 3 – Enterprise in the business world

Unit 6 – Recruitment and Selection