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Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Business

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business will develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding of business functions, environments and operations in a practical way that is relevant to today's work environment.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course you will study the folowing units:

  • Business Purposes
  • Business organisations
  • Financial Forecasting for Business
  • People in Organisation

Other units will be selected from the following list:

  • Using Office Equipment
  • Providing Business Support
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication in Business Contexts
  • Training and Employment in Business
  • Personal Selling in Business
  • Customer Relations in Business
  • Business Online
  • Business Enterprise
  • Starting a Small Business

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the year based on a range of practical and written work and externally assessed units.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.

Alternatively, you may decide to gain employment in the industry or undertake an apprenticeship

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Progression

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.