Business Options Level 2
||BTEC Extended Certificate in Business
||1 year full-time
Would you like to work in a local retail
business, a large superstore, a private Ltd company, a legal
or medical practice? Would you like to be part of a team in
administration, sales, customer service or marketing? If Yes,
this is the course for you.
The course will be supported by visiting speakers from local
businesses, visits to local workplaces and work experience
activities. This course will also provide you with skills and
knowledge that may help you to develop your own business.
The course will enable you to develop skills
that are essential for the modern-day workplace including:
Planning an idea for a realistic business in
the local area; creating an eye-catching product display;
developing customer service skills in different situations;
organising and providing support for meetings; preparing for an
interview; teamwork skills; exploring costs involved in setting up
a business and developing your understanding of profit; selling
products and services; developing and promoting a brand for a
You will develop IT skills to enable you to
produce a variety of business documents using up-to-date software
including digital audio to gain nationally recognised
You will also take Functional Skills at the
appropriate level to reinforce skills in English and Maths.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods
including project work, role play, practical demonstration,
portfolio building, E-assessment, multiple choice examination,
presentations, oral examination, task-based controlled assessment
and written examination.
You will be expected to undertake some
research and written assignment work for the BTEC qualification in
your own time.
- 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English.
- Business Level 1
- For equivalent qualifications see the
Entry Requirements Explained page
- All applicants must complete an initial
assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.
Course Progression Routes
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business
Level 3 with Medical Pathway
Apprenticeship in Business Administration
"BTEC Level 2 Business
was an excellent course for me. Through the skills and
knowledge I have gained, I have progressed to the Access to HE
Business Course. It was a good step towards my final goal which is
getting a degree in Business Management." Ieva
Course Career Prospects
There is a constant demand for suitably
qualified administrative and retail staff both locally and
nationally. Close liaison with employers ensures that students are
kept well informed of changes and opportunities that may arise.
If you are unsure about your career
progression please contact
the Careers Team.
Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged to local
retailers, law courts, forest school and theme parks which are
beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities may
require additional fees which will be charged to you. There will
also be additional opportunities to develop your creative,
teamworking and presentation skills by taking part in competitions
such as Dragon’s Den.
There are no course fees if you are under 19
years old. However, you may have to pay for textbooks,
personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery. You
will be informed of these at your interview.
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Free phone: 0800 358 7575
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