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Business BTEC Level 2
Study Mode
Full Time 
Exams and Coursework 
Business Services & Enterprise 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with minimum grade E in maths.

Business BTEC Level 2

This is a practical and work-related business course. You will learn all about the exciting world of business and have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

Key Units

You will develop your knowledge of and gain a broad business experience in: 

  • The world of business and everything that influences what businesses do 
  • How businesses are organised and their aims and objectives
  • How businesses manage and organise their finances and their staff
  • Business enterprise; understanding the skills needed to set up and run a business, developing your own business plan and enterprise activities 
  • Developing knowledge of the techniques retail outlets use to merchandise and sell their products
  • Selling skills
  • Creating financial documents including balancsheets

Throughout your course you will develop a wide range of skills, working practices and thought processes including IT skills, presentation skills, independent learning skills, team work and leadership skills.

You will use a range of learning methods including practical assignments, discussion, presentations and the use of computer-based virtual learning environments.

On your programme you will study for Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C.

Course enrichment activities include a team building exercise in the Peak District allowing students and staff to get to know one another. You will be able to participate in visits to local and national organisations such as Cadbury World.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with minimum grade E in maths.


This Business BTEC level 2 qualification is continually assessed through coursework and two units are assessed by exam. 

Coursework will be based around practical business exercises and you will be encouraged to utilise your own experiences of business you may have developed through part-time work or work placements.

Where does this Lead

The next step could be to one of our Business BTEC Level 3 courses or an appropriate alternative. The course also provides a good preparation for employment or an apprenticeship. 

Future career opportunities could include working in areas such as administration, accounting, customer services, estate agency, marketing, sales and retailing.

Tell Me More

Staff and facilities: 
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic business teachers with a range of academic and business work backgrounds. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home. Business Advisers at the college can also give support and advice to students who would like to develop their own business ideas. 

Will this course suit me? 
To be successful on this course, you will need a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind, a willingness to explore new ideas and a keen interest in business.

Extra Costs

You are expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. You may be entitled to help with the cost of trips and visits and anything else you need to buy for your course from the College’s Learner Support Fund.