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Business BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

Subject Area: Business
Level: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson
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What do I need to study this course?

This qualification is equivalent to 2 GCSEs.

You will need at least a grade 3 in GCSE English Language and Maths.
This qualification is suitable for those studying in preparation for employment in the business sector, particularly in job roles where they will be expected to use communication and IT skills, liaise with customers and carry out customer-facing operational roles. This qualification is also suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification to support further study in FE. It is possible to combine GCSEs with this qualification.


What will I study?

To achieve this qualification, you will study a total of eight units consisting of two Core units, one Mandatory unit and four Optional units.

The Core Units consist of Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World, which is assessed through coursework and Unit 2 Finance for Business, which is externally assessed through an on-line examination.

The Mandatory Unit is Principles of Marketing, which is assessed through an external examination.

You will study four Optional Units, these consist of Unit 3 Promoting a Brand, Unit 6 Introducing Retail Business, Unit 13 Financial Planning and Forecasting and Unit 14 Business On-line.

This course is assessed through a mixture of internally and externally units – 6 units are assessed through coursework and 2 are externally assessed.


What next?

This course can lead to employment in the business areas or further learning alongside employment. It can also lead to CTEC Level 3 Business.