What is the course about?
This qualification looks at business in a consumer society and focuses on:

  • how business organisations operate
  • key concepts and principles related to success in the world of business
  • the skills needed to work in business

This qualification includes a mix of exams and coursework.


Exam board: Edexcel.


Duration of course: 1 year.


What units/topics will be studied?
12 units will be taught, including the 6 units listed below:
1. Enterprise in the Business World
2. Finance for Business (external assessment)*
3. Promoting a Brand
9. Principles of Marketing (external assessment)*
18. Small Business Planning
19. Introducing Project Management
*Two units will be assessed externally.


What do I need to study this subject?
You will have mainly GCSE D grades and a keen interest in studying Business.


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Have an interest in how businesses are set up and run.
You might enjoy watching programmes such as The Apprentice and The Dragons Den.


Where can this lead me?
A BTEC in Business level 2 can help you to achieve your full potential in the world of business.
All students successfully took part in a week of work experience. Many gained part time jobs.
In addition you will be able to study L3 Business if you are able to achieve a Merit grade overall.


What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
Trip to Thorpe Park to reward high achieving students and those who had consistently met the
college expectations. BT Inspiration Day - recruitment and employment. Trip to New York. Olympic park visit for all level 2 students. Spring Board Summer School – 3 weeks work experience and training during summer holidays.


Entry Requirements D/4 - English
D/4 - Maths
Interest in Business

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