To start this course you need:
At least 3 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above including English and maths
a relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit profile, including English and Maths requirements.
All students will need to have a tutor interview and initial assessments prior to being accepted on the course.
- If you do not have the above qualifications, you could start by doing a year on the Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies course, before applying to move on to this Level 2 course.Click here for the Level 1 course.
- Students with at least 4 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 may be able to start on the Level 3 course instead.
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
You will learn through practical activities, problem solving and realistic work place scenarios. You will be encouraged to develop effective research skills and to improve your writing skills. Assessment methods include presentations, reports and role plays, in addition to external assessments for Unit 2 Finance for Business and Unit 9 Principles of Marketing. The course will include group and individual work and you will also research and plan an idea for a realistic business start-up in your local area.
Two Core Units:
- Enterprise in the Business World
- Finance for Business
One Mandatory Unit:
- Selected units will be delivered that will cover a range of business elements, looking at all aspects of the industry, relating to local employment opportunities.
Work experience and employability skills are an integral part of your programme of study and it is a requirement of your enrolment with the College to undertake an external work placement. The experience gained from your work placement will support your understanding of employer requirements and expectations within the industry.
English and Maths
GCSEs in English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information
There will be regular tutorials to check progress, identify any issues and establish actions to improve them. Learning Support is available to those who feel they need assistance with written work (grammar, report and essay writing etc).
There is a combination of internal and external assessment. You will be thoroughly prepared for external assessment and will have the opportunity to take mock assessments to help you prepare. The scheme of work and assignment programme for each internally assessed unit is designed by specialist teaching staff and is based on Pearson’s unit specifications. You will have the opportunity to submit work at Distinction, Merit or Pass level and will have one resubmission opportunity for internally assessed work and one retake opportunity for externally assessed units.
After 1 year you can achieve a BTEC Level 1/2 Extended Certificate in Business. This means you can apply for one of our Level 3 courses in either Business or Travel & Tourism.
Employment options could include entry level roles in various functional areas of business, including accounting, human resources, customer service, retail and marketing.
What Past Students Say
“Level 2 Business helped me develop the skills and knowledge I needed to be able to confidently work at a level 3 standard. Finishing level 2 made me understand the whole BTEC process better, I knew what assignments where, I knew how to submit my assignments, how to achieve higher grades etc. With all this I was confident on going onto level 3 as it was very similar in terms of work/experience as level 2 business.”
Sam Reflinski, Level 2 Business 2016
There may be additional costs for course trips and visits throughout the year.