Business Level 4 – Marketing Processes and Planning

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 – Marketing Essentials

Tecol Unit Code: L4B-B02
BTEC Code: R/618/5033
Format: On-line
Award: Level 4 Unit
Accreditation: Pearson
Study + Assessment Time: 60 + 90 Hours


Large-, medium- and small businesses that operate globally, internationally or locally have at least one thing in common – they all use marketing to influence us to engage with their products and/or services. Whether this means becoming a loyal customer buying a product and service or donating to a charity, organisations use a range of marketing techniques and tools to inform and influence us.

This unit is designed to introduce students to the dynamic world of the marketing sector and the wealth of exciting career opportunities available to support their decision making in their career choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the competencies and behaviours required by employers to work in the marketing sector. They will be introduced to the key principles of marketing, enabling them to develop a marketing plan and to employ elements of the marketing mix to achieve results. They will study the underpinning theories and frameworks of marketing while relating them to real-world examples, including products/services that they encounter in their daily lives.

The knowledge, understanding and skill sets that students will gain on successfully completing this unit will enhance their career opportunities; whether this is setting up their own business or employment in an organisation.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

LO1 Explain the role of marketing and how it interrelates with other business units of an organisation

LO2 Compare ways in which organisations use elements of the marketing mix to achieve overall business objectives

LO3 Produce a marketing plan for an organisation that meets marketing objectives

LO4 Develop a media plan to support a marketing campaign for an organisation.