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Business, BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC)

Course description

Everything in life involves Business; from the clothes you wear and the food you eat to the type of car you drive and the home in which you live. Most of us will work for a business at some stage in our lives and all of us will be customers and consumers. Our course will help you to understand how firms make money through marketing, communications and managing people. How do firms like Primark sell clothes so cheaply? How can toothbrushes range from 14p to £49.99 in price? Why do some people not work for money? And how to read accounts so that you will know if your new employer can afford you.
BTEC Business at OSFC offers you a range of further opportunities: Industrial visits to high profile firms such as: Cadbury, Jaguar/Land Rover and Alton Towers will help you gain insight into how success is created. The chance to take a short course in a Modern European Language: (French, German or Spanish). Get the basics right to talk to our main trading partners and impress your friends. The opportunity to participate in Young Enterprise; develop your entrepreneurial skills and practice making money with your new products. Students will also have the chance to take part in an annual Business Conference, held here at OSFC. This highly successful conference has been running for 15 years and representatives from some of the most important global and national companies have taken the opportunity to talk to our students, inspiring them to become the entrepreneurs of the future.

Entry requirements

To study Level 2 BTEC you require four GCSE at grade 3/D or above with two of the four coming from English, Maths or Science.

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Y2 100% coursework

Financial information

While you’re at OSFC you’ll need to spend money on items such as books, stationery, travel and lunches.  To help with these expenses, OSFC students from low income families can receive financial support.  More information please visit

Future opportunities

Students who complete a Level 2 programme with OSFC can move onto a Level 3 programme, choosing A Level or Level 3 Vocational courses.



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: 28 September 2018
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