Business L2 Award at Visions Learning Trust UTC
Rationale for the Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business has been developed in the
business sector to:
● encourage personal development of knowledge and skills relevant to the business
world through practical participation in a range of vocational business activities
● give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of the broad range of
business specialisms through selection of optional specialist units
● encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and teamworking
skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in
the qualification structure
● provide education and training for employees in the business sector
● give opportunities for business employees to achieve a nationally recognised
level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
● give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the business sector
or to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3
Nationals in Business
● give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal
skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business has been designed to
provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of business. The
qualification builds on learning from Key Stage 3 for those who may wish to explore
a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4. It also provides a good introduction to
business for learners in post-16 education, as well as bringing together learning at
levels 1 and 2 to ensure that every learner taking the qualification completes it with
a level of understanding and skill on which to build at a later date.
The core units cover the essential knowledge and skills required in the business
sector. The optional specialist units, covering branding and promotion, customer
service, sales, retail business, recruitment and career development, and business
support, provide your centre with the opportunity to develop assignments and
activities to meet the needs of both local employers and learners.
In addition to this, the qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop
the communication skills needed for working in the business sector, as they progress
through the course. This can be achieved through presentations and in discussions
where they have the opportunity to express their opinions.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business could provide a starting
point of a route into employment in many of the diverse areas of business, including
roles in specialist areas such as marketing, finance, customer service or human
resources in large businesses, or a more generic role in a small, local business.
In the two core units, learners will have the opportunity to develop the key
enterprise and financial skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to understand
how businesses recognise opportunities, and build on them to succeed. Learners will
understand how a business makes and manages its money, and plans for the future.
It is strongly recommended that learners starting a Year 12 programme that includes AS and A-level courses achieve at least 3 GCSEs at grade B in addition to the requirements given above.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Visions Learning Trust UTC directly.