Students on the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business will study a vocational business qualification. During the course they will develop knowledge and skills that are essential for academic success. Students will study a total of nine units including: Enterprise in the Business World, Finance, Marketing, Working in Business Teams. Introducing the Business Environment, Business Online, Promoting a Brand, Introducing Law and Consumer Rights and Sales and Personal Selling. Students are expected to take part in work experience, submit assignments on time and take part in self directed study at the akoted times. Students are expected to ensure that their attendance is above 90% at all times. The Level 2 extended certificate helps improve learners employability skills as well as offering learners an opportunity to study for a nationally recognised qualification.. Learners will take part in trips, debates and fundraising activities. The course will help develop learners confidence by ensuring that they experience a range of both learning and assessment opportunities

All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 2, either with a programme of study that includes GCSE English and Maths, or Functional skills English and Maths.

This course will help you develop a range of job-related and personal skills to pursue an entry job role within the business industry such as an Apprentice, Office Administrator/Assistant, Retail Assistant or an entry level IT Assistant.

This course is for you if you are planning a career in business. It will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of many different aspects of the business world. You will study a wide range of subject areas such as

  • The Business Environment,
  • Business Resources,
  • Introduction to Marketing,
  • Business Accounting,
  • Personal and Business Finance,
  • Managing an Event,
  • International Business,
  • Principles of management,
  • Business Decision Making etc.

Upon successful completion of year 1, students will progress to year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

This course is for you if you are planning a career in Business or computing.

As well as introducing the world of Business, this course will also develop the learning skills you need to be successful at level 2 and beyond. You will learn important skills such as being organised and working with others as well as how to use a variety of software packages and will study Functional Skills English and Mathematics. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them throughout the course.

Modules will include:

  • Being Organised,
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan,
  • Working with others,
  • Researching a Topic,
  • Finding out about businesses in your area,
  • Creating a Visual Display,
  • Branding a Product,
  • Presenting a Business Idea,
  • Recording Income and Expenditure,
  • Communicating with Customers.

The study programme will include Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and study skills where you will complete modules such as Word and Excel to gain the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

This is an exciting course that will offer learners who wish to progress in business, IT or Travel & Tourism an opportunity to develop essential study skills along with vocational units to create a firm foundation for successful progression to full Level 1 qualifications. The Award in Vocational Studies is ideal for learners who are not yet ready to commit to a larger qualification. As well as developing your knowledge and understanding of business in general, you will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week. Units covered will include:

  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan,
  • Presenting a Business Idea,
  • Exploring Local Visitor Attractions and
  • Designing an Interactive Presentation.

You will have a personal progress tutor who will support you throughout the course. All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 1, with a programme of study that includes Functional skills English and Maths. This course will help you engage with education and support your progression plans for next year into a full time L1 course within the college. It will also help develop a range of job-related and personal skills to pursue an entry job role within the business industry such as an Apprentice, Office Administrator/Assistant, Retail Assistant or an entry level IT Assistant.