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Business – Level 2

This is a one year BTEC programme, designed as a stepping stone towards entering initial employment in such positions as, customer service assistant, office based work, general business or even setting up your own business.

36 Weeks (Diploma) or 18 Weeks (Award)
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 (including English & Maths) or above

Course Info

The course is designed to broaden your understanding and knowledge of business and to develop important personal, academic and business skills.  For the ‘Certificate’ you will study eight exciting and interactive units over three terms, which includes the following  ‘Core’ and ‘Mandatory Units’

  • Enterprise in the Business World – Core Unit
  • Finance for Business – Core Unit
  • Principles of Marketing – Mandatory Unit

Plus: five specialist Units. Examples of these units are listed below:

  • Promoting a Brand
  • Building Successful Business Teams
  • Financial Forecasting for Business
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Sales & Personal Selling

Throughout the programme of study, students will also learn and develop valuable Functional, Life & Work Skills; all of which help prepare them for work and their future careers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Dress Code for all Business courses

Students attending classes in Business are expected to wear smart business attire (including footwear) for all lessons attended. It is therefore important that students ensure they have sufficient quantities of smart clothing to meet this requirement on a week by week basis.

Smart Business attire would be classed as clothing & footwear commensurate with attending an important job interview or working in a professional business office.

Financial assistance in respect of acquiring suitable clothing for this course may be available for qualifying students. All enquires in this regard should be directed to College Student Services.


The delivery is classroom based using case studies, lectures, group work, videos and visits to local organisations. There is an expectation of a minimum of six hours private study per week, homework is closely monitored.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An intermediate course suitable for those who have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (including English & Mathematics) or a relevant/equivalent Full Level 1 qualification at Distinction.