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Business BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at Bedford College

Course description

This course will provide you with a solid basis for progression in a number of business pathways. It will provide you with a sound knowledge of fundamental business concepts, while also equipping you with essential business and study skills. The dynamic programme will also give you the opportunity to undertake work experience and organise College events. During the course you will be supported by an experience and highly qualified team who will bring the subject to life through practical application.

Course content

During the course you will explore all the key functions of a business, including finance, human resources, customer service, economics, marketing and sales.

There are a range of units to be studied on the course, which could include:

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Promoting a brand
  • Principles of marketing
  • Principles of customer service
  • Building successful teams
  • Business online
  • Introducing retail business
  • Recruitment, selection and employment
  • Finance for business.


You will also have the opportunity to plan and run a small College event, undertake a two-week work experience placement, and run a small project. You will also study to achieve Functional Skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you must have:

  • three GCSEs at grade A*-D, OR
  • an equivalent Level 1 qualification.


You must also be able to demonstrate a working level of maths and English at Level 1.


Most of the units on the course will be assessed through completing practical coursework tasks. At least two units, and the Functional Skills qualifications, will be measured through formal assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to Business BTEC Level 3 qualifications; you could also undertake employment or an Apprenticeship in a business-related role.

Further information

You will be required to pay a book fee of £25 and trip fee of £50.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedford College directly.

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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