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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 117824
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

BTEC Level 2 Certicate in Business

Full time course


This course is a general business qualification designed to provide you with a solid understanding of business and the additional skills that are needed to progress onto the next level or secure employment. During this course, you will develop the skills that employers are really looking for, such as communication, numeracy, presentation skills, analysis, interpretation, application and the evaluation of information.

What will I study?

The list below contains a snapshot of some of the core and additional units you will study:

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Customer service
  • Promoting a brand
  • Principles of marketing
  • Working as a team
  • Recruitment, selection and employment
  • Financial forecast planning
  • Personal selling.

What do I need to join?

The minimum entry requirement for this course is 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) and above (These should be in core subjects such as Maths and English), or you may have a pass in a level 1 course with a positive reference from your tutor, plus 2 functional skills at Entry 3 or above.

How long is the course?

This is a 1 year course and on completion you will receive the main qualification along with additional qualifications, including Maths and English.

How will I learn?

All learning is premised on real life vocational examples This means that you will fully participate in your educational experience and will run you own enterprise activity. Assessments are predominantly coursework based, but some of the units will be examination assessed.

How will I know how I am doing?

In addition to scheduled teaching, you will be supported by a dedicated tutor and will also receive continuous reviews, along with full and regular feedback from the course team. Feedback will be verbal, written and electronic, with each being specifically designed to support you on your course and to ensure that you know exactly what you need to do to achieve a pass, merit or distinction.

Are there any extra costs?

There may be a cost for materials fees, which covers the cost of specialist equipment, and some additional costs for trips.

What can I do next?

This course is the equivalent of 2 GCSE grades and you will be encouraged to achieve a merit or distinction grade. Students who achieve a distinction in the course will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. Many students who have completed this qualification have continued their studies by gaining places on the Diploma in IT or Travel and Tourism. Achievement on this course can also help you to get the job you want.

What are my career options?

This course will prepare you for a job in business administration or retail. Alternatively, you may also wish to consider an apprenticeship or employment in a different field.


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Dates & Costs

BTEC Level 2 Certicate in Business

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 117824

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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