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Business, BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Certificate at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College

Course description

BTec Business is a broad-based qualification that provides the opportunity for students to explore the world of business through vocation scenarios

Course content

You will study the following units:

Enterprise in the Business World;

Finance for Business;

Principles of Marketing;

Promoting a Brand ;

Principles of Customer Service;

Sales and Personal Selling ;

Introducing Retail Business ;

Providing Business Support; Recruitment, Selection and Employment;

Business Online;

Enhancing the Customer Experience.

In addition, you will also carry out a work experience placement in a business environment for 2 days a week

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades D-E or 3-2 (support with Resit Maths and English if below a 4)


2 units are assessed externally with students undertaking a written examination.  The other units are assignment based and assessed internally

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 courses

Further information

There may be an extended day on work experience days and students are asked to work to the settings shift patterns.  Some placements may require travel on a bus/train

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: 02 October 2017
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    • Minsthorpe Community College is a large successful 11-18 college committed to lifelong learning for all its students and community, within a supportive and friendly environment.  We hope that this information will help you make important decisions about your future and that we can offer you the right course for you. The number of Post 16 Students studying at Minsthorpe has risen impressively over recent years, with between 280-300 enrolling on courses between Year 12 and 13 every year.  We believe that at Minsthorpe we can offer a first rate Post 16 education, which will lead students to achievements and qualifications. 

      As part of the Wakefield South East Learning Community (WSELC), Minsthorpe is committed to enhancing the opportunities for all learners in the south east of the district and to that extent, have strong links with Hemsworth Arts and Community College, with whom we offer joint courses.  We have also recently expanded our provision to include courses delivered at our brand new Wakefield South East Training and Enterprise Centre.  This is a new building including state of the art facilities in Beauty and Construction to name but two. 

      We have a wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer all with good success rates.  Students enrol on either a two year 'level 3' programme or a one year level 1 or 2 programmes.  Many of our level 2 students then re-enrol on a level 3 programme.  At level 3, we offer AS/A2 levels, BTEC Diplomas (equivalent to 1 or 3 'A' Levels) and NVQ's. At level 2, we offer BTEC First Diplomas, NVQ's, and GCSE resits in Maths and English. Some subjects will be familiar to students whilst others offer the opportunity to embark on a completely new field of study.  Familiar staff who have already guided and pushed students through GCSEs are the course leaders for Post 16 subjects.