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Business Studies BTEC First Certificate Course at Ormskirk School

Course description

This course replaces the Business/Leisure course and is suitable for those students who do not achieve a minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE. The course is a combination of two separate qualifications: BTEC First Certificate in Business BTEC First Certificate in Travel and Tourism Both these courses are offer level 2 qualifications and each provide an equivalent to 2 GCSE A*-C grades. Students successfully completing course will achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction grades (equivalent to C, B or A grade at GCSE). This course is developed across 26 lessons per fortnight and therefore students will only complement this course with Maths or English re-sit GCSE courses.

Future opportunities

This course offers you a specialist qualification for working in areas of business. It could lead onto other vocational qualifications such as a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Business or an NVQ or Apprenticeship programmes in Administration, Customer Service or Retail. With further training, you could go into a job related to business such as a Business Administrator, Customer Service Agent, or Finance Assistant. The course also provides you with the business knowledge, understanding and skills that many employers are looking for, especially in areas of business such as retail.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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