Business Extended Certificate Level 2
- September 2021, Full Time
For more than 25 years, BTECs have earned their reputation as well-established, enduringly effective qualifications. They have a proven track record in improving
motivation and achievement among young learners. Additionally, BTECs provide progression routes to the next stage of education or to employment.
Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
3 GCSE grades A*-D or 9-3; including English at Grade 3 at least.
An informal interview to review qualifications and experience.
For the Extended Certificate students will be required to complete two core units, a single mandatory unit and then a selection of additional units. Examples of the units that may be studied includes:
Enterprise in the Business World (core)
Finance for Business (core)
Principles of Marketing (mandatory)
Promoting a Brand
Principles of Customer Service
Providing Business Support
The method of assessment is through both internal and external units. Internal assessments which includes a variety of assessment methods; including assignments, presentations, group work, reports and discussions. External Units are exams which are marked by BTEC. Students will need to achieve a Pass in all units both internal and external to achieve the full qualification. A grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction can be achieved on this course.
Progression can be to employment, an apprenticeship or another course. The expectation is that progressing students will have met 90% attendance target plus have demonstrated a good level of performance in terms of work progress, behaviour.
The subject area of 'Business' can lead students into a wide variety of different occupations in a wide range of business environments. Having completed this course, the next step may be to continue their studies either in an apprenticeship or other subject areas.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.