|Contact : Ms N Brar
|| Exam Board & Code : Edexcel
|Length of Course: One Year
What is BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business about?
This is a practical, work-related course that is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A* - C. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on workplace situations and activities. During the course you will gain a broad understanding of business and study selected areas in more depth as well as develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business. You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way and develop key skills which are highly valued by employers.
Is this course for me?
The course is highly interactive with you taking considerable responsibility for your own learning. You will be working independently and as part of a team, completing real research and investigations. You will need to be self-motivated and organised. There are no exams, so if you prefer coursework – this is the course for you! No previous subject knowledge needed.
What else do I need to know?
There are various trips organised during the course to organisations such as Thorpe Park, Bank of Engalnd and Madam Tussauds. You will also have the opportunity to complete a one week work experience placement.
What do other students say?
“I enjoy all the lessons in BTEC Business, the course is great and the teachers are supportive!”
“I find BTEC Business interesting and know it will benefit my future life and career.”
“In BTEC Business we have a variety of teachers who have their own individual teaching styles - this benefits me as I don’t get bored!”
Where could it lead?
Progression onto further education in Business and Economics and employment opportunities in a range of jobs.
How is this course structured?
The course is made up of units that total 60 credits. There are four mandatory units that provide a general foundation plus specialist units. All units are coursework based and therefore assessed and graded by the teachers.
| MANDATORY UNITS
| BTEC Unit 1: Business Purposes
| BTEC Unit 2: Business Organisations
| BTEC Unit 3: Financial Forecasting for Business
| BTEC Unit 4: People in Organisations
| OPTIONAL UNITS
| Personal Selling in Business, Starting a Small Business, The Marketing Plan, Managing Personal Finances, Promoting and Branding in Retail Business, Using Office Equipment.