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Business BTEC Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a one year full time course

About the course

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.


Course content

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
  • How to set up and run a business
  • Developing knowledge of the techniques retail outlets use to merchandise and sell their products
  • Selling skills
  • Creating financial documents including balance sheets

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 4.

A range of practical activities and trips will take place to support your studies on the course.

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.  


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at minimum 3 / D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum of Grade 3 in English Language and 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.

Future opportunities

Where can it 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.




Further information

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.

How to apply

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school.  Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFFBU1