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Business BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Leeds City College

Course description

Whether you want to be your own boss or develop your skills in marketing, accounting, human resources or events, our business course develops your understanding of all aspects of the world of business.

Learn what makes organisations tick, how to promotoe a product or service, e-commerce and online selling and the all-important pinrciples of customer service.

Course theme:

  • Finance for business
  • Principles of marketing
  • Sales and personal selling
  • Promoting a brand
  • Building successful business teams
  • Business online
  • Principles of customer service
  • The customer experience
  • Financial planning

Course content

Are you interested in a career in business?

Do you aspire to run your own company?

Then this exciting and challenging course might just be what you need to get you started in business. The qualification runs over one year and could be your first step towards planning your future business empire.

The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of business and start your journey towards a successful career in business. You will study a range of industry relevant business areas, preparing you for further study, an apprenticeship or employment within the business industry.

During the course you will cover the following core and mandatory units:

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Principles of Marketing

You will also study additional units covering areas such as:

  • Introducing Retail Business
  • Sales and Personal Selling
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Building Successful Business Teams
  • Business Online
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting

Entry requirements

You need to between 16 and 18 years of age with a minimum of 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade D. These grades will ideally include maths and English at GCSE grade 4 or above.

You may have to study maths and English with us if you do not already have the required grades when starting the course.


You will be assessed through a range of methods, including online examination and a series of practical assignments. You will be assessed both externally (by BTEC) and internally (by your tutors). You will be given continuous feedback and support on your work for all units throughout the course.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, a merit grade achieved will allow you to progress onto a range of Level 3 qualifications with us including our Level 3 Diploma in Business.

Alternatively you could seek an apprenticeship or employment in the industry.

Further information

English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5.

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: 07 November 2017
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