Business: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate


Exam board: Edexcel

What is the course about?
A BTEC  in Business Level 2 will help you to take the first steps into the business world. Your course will mix business theory with practical application and you will study a range of mandatory and optional units.

You will learn business enterprise, selling and promoting a brand as well as financial awareness. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to do one week's work experience in the business world.

Duration of course: 1 year.


What units/topics will be studied?

  • Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World
  • Unit 2 Finance for Business (Exam)
  • Unit 3 Promoting a Brand
  • Unit 4 Principles of Customer Service
  • Unit 5 Sales and Personal Selling
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment
  • Unit 9 Principles of Marketing  (Exam)
  • Unit 13 Financial Planning and Forecasting
  • Unit 14 Business Online
  • Unit 21 Effective Business Communication

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

What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Enjoying learning and exploring about how businesses run and are set up

Having a keen interest in watching the news and studying current affairs

You might enjoy watching programmes such as The Apprentice and 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 and pursue further opportunities such as employment or apprenticeships.

In addition you will be able to study Level 3 Business if you are able to achieve a Merit grade overall at Level 2

What are the enrichment opportunities available as part of this subject?
Students have benefited through many enrichment opportunities offered within the Business department including:

  • Trips to Thorpe Park
  • BT Inspiration Day
  • Trip to New York
  • 1-week work experience placement


Entry Requirements

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