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Business Level 2 Extended Certificate                      Studied at PHS 

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

To find out what qualifications are needed for each pathway/entry route click here.

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

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.

 

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.

 

Student Quote:

“This course at LaSWAP is fantastic, and has enabled me to become a better person.”