Course Details

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes – Business Studies

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. Your studies will equip you for a possible business career and provide you with the potential to apply to a range of Universities.


1 year

Entry Requirements
To be considered for this course, you will need 4 GCSE’s at A*- G

Recognised qualifications

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business – worth up to 3 GCSE’s, and will facilitate entrance to Level 3 study or progression to employment.
  • GCSE English and/or Maths - For those who just miss out on a C grade in English and/or Mathematics, we provide tuition to retake these all important qualifications. Essential for those that want to move on to University.
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and/or Maths – For those that missed out on GCSE English and/or Mathematics, functional skills may be the best route for progression.

The curriculum
As part of the curriculum, the NQF Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Business is traditionally made up of a series of units, including:

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Sales and Personal Selling
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
September 2017

Course Type

Course Duration
1 Year

Various - see map

BTEC Level 2 1st in Business

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
1 GCSE A*– G

Course progression
Access to further study at Level 3, including advanced apprenticeships and study programmes

Career Opportunities
Anything within the world of business, including starting up on your own, finance, management or marketing.

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248