Business Edexcel Level 2 Extended Certificate Study Mode: Full Time | Course Level: 2
Do you want to work in the dynamic and challenging world of business?
BTEC qualifications are designed to provide practical, work-related learning and this course will enable you to become more commercially aware and develop the essential business skills employers look for. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and will gain skills and knowledge to help you get a job in the profession, progress to a more responsible position if you already have a job, or move on to a Level 3 programme or apprenticeship.
To access this course you are required to have:
Four or more GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, including maths or English
Applications from mature students without the necessary qualifications but with previous relevant experience and a willingness to learn will be considered on an individual basis.
During this course you will study the following modules:
Enterprise in the business world
Finance for business
Promoting a brand
Principles of customer service
Introducing retail business
Sales and personal selling
Recruitment, selection and employment
Principles of marketing
Using business documentation
Building successful business teams
By studying this course you will:
Develop your understanding of the economic environment and how businesses are affected
Understand how valuable financial forecasting is to organisations' success
Learn the basics of how products and services are marketed by organisations
Learn about the different types of customers and how important they are
Gain introductory knowledge of how retail businesses operate
Learn time management and organisational strategies
Learn how to present business documentation professionally
Learn how the recruitment and selection process operates
Develop an appreciation for business concepts
Develop your executive presentation skills
Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in charity or college events
Learn how to run a business using the internet
Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:
Two externally examined units - finance and marketing
Observations by tutors
The skills you will learn on the course will enable you to: Pursue a career in business or administration. Progress on to a Level 3 course or apprenticeship Progress to a HND or Foundation Degree
We have excellent feedback from our past students and many have gone on to work in a business environment as sales advisers for local banks and building societies, accountants, lawyers, estate agents, entrepreneurs, teachers, lecturers or business managers, whilst others have progressed to higher level courses at the college and then moved on to university.
As part of the course you will put your learning into practice when you work as part of a team to organise and co-ordinate a charity event and other events to promote the college - this experience will look good on your CV and UCAs applications and will also impress future employers when you're applying for a job.