BTEC Level 2

It is a vocational broad based qualification at Level 2 that provides knowledge and understanding of this vocational area.

You will examine

  • How different parts of business work
  • What factors influence their decisions and activities

You will study in detail

  • Finance
  • Sales techniques
  • Managing personal finance
  • How businesses operate
  • Customer relations
  • Business on-line

If you decide to study for the BTEC First Diploma in Business you will study 4 Core Units and 4 Specialist Vocational Units this is equivalent to 2 GCSEs at A* – C. Assessment will be a combination of course work and 2 exams.

Career Path

  • Career in Business
  • Apprenticeship

 More than just a course

Students who take this course find it very useful because it gives them an understanding of business and because they enjoy coursework assessment as well as the examined based assessments. (2 Units have exams).
How You Will Learn

Well-qualified, highly experienced and enthusiastic Business Studies tutors will teach you.  You will learn through a wide range of learning activities including class discussions, group presentations, business role-play, business visits, work experience, individual research and one-to-one tutorials.

Entry Requirements

  • To study Level 2 Vocational qualifications you must have achieved at least 4 grade 3 GCSEs.
  • A willingness to collect, organise and interpret information to produce a portfolio of work.
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.

The coursework is based on information collected through the research of business organisations.  You will study the Specialist Unit ‘Training and Employment’ and students are also expected to undertake work experience.

You will require at least a Merit to progress to Level 3.

Other Complementary Subjects

If you decide to study for the BTEC First Diploma you can also study for an additional GCSE qualification or Level 2 numeracy and literacy.

What You Can Do After This Course

BTEC First Business allows you to progress to BTEC National Business or other advanced level vocational subjects as well as AS Levels.  Students could also move to a modern apprenticeship or other employment.