BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 2 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE
BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 2 EXTENDED CeRTIFICATE
Exam board: EDEXCEL
A BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to 3 GCSEs grades A*-C and is taken as a full time course which can be combined with GCSE English or maths.
QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE
General qualifications for your chosen pathway (see What to study/LaSWAP pathways)
BTEC level 1 or equivalent at merit or distinction
At least 4 GCSEs mostly at 4
The course is made up of core units, mandatory units and optional units. It provides a general foundation and three specialist units introduce learners to particular topics in more depth.
All students take a number of the following units:
- Introduction to business activity
- Exploring key business
- Pressures investigating financial control
Students also take specialist units that include the following six:
- Business communication
- Employee contribution to working conditions
- Introduction to business administration
- Sales and customer service
- Business online
- Starting up a new business
LEARNING AND SKILLS
A BTEC Extended Certificate is a Level 2 practical, work related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It introduces learners to particular areas of employment and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work related qualification.
These are just some of the skills you will learn during the course.
EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT
Most units are internally assessed coursework and graded by teachers. Two are externally assessed. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.
|Units||Type of Assessment||Duration||Weighting|
|Enterprise in the business world||Internal||30 guided learning hours (GLH)||Core unit|
|Finance for business||External – Online 1 hour||30 GLH||Core|
|Principles of marketing||External – Written paper 1 hour 30 minutes||30 GLH||Mandatory|
|Promoting a brand||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Principles of customer service||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Sales and personal selling||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Introducing retail business||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Business online||Internal||60 GLH||Optional|
|Introducing law and consumer rights||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Visual merchandising in retail business||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
|Recruitment, selection and employment||Internal||30 GLH||Optional|
With further training or study, learners may progress into business related careers such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, IT, personnel or sales. A BTEC Extended Certificate gives a good preparation both for employment and the advanced level BTECs before university.