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Business - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

West Thames College's Business and Administration courses have good success rates. Our teachers have industry experience and will help you progress to university and employment.

You'll study work-related projects linked to current business practice, e.g. working with live briefs from real clients. Business courses offer outstanding work experience opportunities, plus UK and overseas field trips and industry visits.

'Students successfully develop skills relevant to the world of business, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.' Ofsted 2014

This practical, work-related course will enable you to learn about business, customer relations and financial control. You will also study specialist units such as personal selling, online business and administrative support.

The course is equivalent to 2 or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C and provides a good basis to progress to further qualifications.

Course content

You will study:

  • Finance for Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Recruitment, Selection and Employment
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Customer Services
  • Providing Business Support
  • Business Online
  • Using Business Documentation

You will go on trips and visits relevant to your study and have a 2-week work experience placement.

Entry requirements

2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above or successful completion of a Foundation Level course with functional skills in maths and English.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


The course is assessed by means of assignments and two externally assessed exams.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Dploma in Business, Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, Level 3 NCFE in Business or employment in a business environment.

Further information

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

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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: 02 August 2017
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