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BTEC First Award in Business - New 2012 Specification Teacher Resource Course

Monday, April 02, 2012
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BTEC First in Business 2012 at Drayton Manor Theme Park

A diary date here for all colleagues teaching the new BTEC First Award in Business specification - Friday 15 June 2012.  tutor2u is running a special Teacher Resource CPD course at the amazing Drayton Manor Theme Park designed for colleagues teaching the new specification from September 2012.  We’ll look at the new methods of assessment and provide guidance on resourcing and organising the other new units too.  We’ll also have some guest speakers from Drayton Manor - a great case study to use for BTEC First. The course programme is outlined further below.

Places are strictly limited and we’re already experiencing heavy demand for places.. Please complete this provisional booking form to grab some places before they all go…

Programme Outline

Lead presenters / facilitators:
Michelle Stephenson
Jen Delaney
Graham Prior

9.30 – 10.30 Arrival and Registration

10.30 – 11.15 – Getting into Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World

The first session starts with a mega-bundle of activities and resources to support the delivery of this mandatory internally assessed core unit.  We’ll provide ideas for assignment design, lesson starters and group activities to get students thinking about business start-ups and consider the influences of the business environment. Case studies, video clips and ready to use resources all provided.

11.15 – 11.45 – Unit 4: Insights into Customer Service at a Theme Park

The team at Drayton Manor will provide insights on how they provide effective customer service. Superb case study material to support the delivery of Unit 4, focused specifically on the key grading criteria and content

11.45 – 12.00 – Coffee and Refreshments

12.00-12.45 – BTEC CSI! (Customer Service Investigated)

Not only will we be showcasing engaging activities to deliver Unit 4, but will provide a Unit 4 assignment brief pack. This will include two variations of an assignment brief built around a visit to a theme park or airport. The pack will include pre-visit tasks, tasks that can be adapted and completed on the visit with a view to gathering vital information and evidence for this Unit and the assignment brief.

12.45-1.30 – Lunch

1.30 – 2.15 – Success at Unit 2 Finance

Graham Prior (one of our acclaimed TBBLE team and the man behind Making Finance Fun) will provide a wealth of ideas and resources to deliver this externally assessed unit, including some top approaches to supporting students with their revision.

2.15 – 3.15 – Be In it To Win It! The Unit 3 & Unit 8 Showdown

Our speakers compete to provide their top drawer resources and ideas for the delivery of Unit 3, Promoting a Brand and Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment. Which resource will come top of the leader board? Only the delegates can decide

Other Information

Our BTEC First in Business Teacher Resource Course takes place at the conference centre at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Click here for directions to Drayton Manor.

The Day Delegate Rate for the course is £175 + VAT, to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments.

Please use our online form to request places on the course


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