BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Business
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English at grade 3
Start Date: Sept 2017
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the world of business and apply your knowledge to real-life business situations. You will study a range of interesting modules covering all aspects of business. The BTEC First Diploma in Business is a vocationally related qualification where you will develop your knowledge and gain skills including team working, meeting deadlines and presenting information. Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification.

What will I learn?
  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Sector Business
  • Recruitment Selection
  • Sales and Personal Selling
  • Delivering and Improving Customer Service
  • Effective Business Communications
  • Work in Business Teams
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Providing Business Support
How will the course be assessed?

Assessments will take the form of assignments including: presentations, reports, discussions and role plays. The type and content of these assignments will vary depending on the particular units that are being assessed. They are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades.


Students are encouraged to enter national competitions, take part in various trips and are invited on the annual Business trip to Madrid.

Materials and other information

You will be invited to take part in a variety of trips and visits, some of such will include a nominal fee.

Progression and Careers

Successful completion of the Level 2 Business programme can lead on to the level 3 Business programme.

The College also offers a variety of Apprenticeships in the Business sector including Business and Administration, Contact Center Operations, Customer service and Marketing and Social Media.



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