BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 2 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 2 EXTENDED CeRTIFICATE

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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

 

COURSE SPECIFICATION

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

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

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.