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Business Skills with Entrepreneurship BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

Whether you want to set up your own company, help develop a family business, or oversee a department in a large corporation, you’ll need the same employability skills and knowledge of the business world to succeed. That’s where this course can help! You’ll learn all about how businesses are created and structured, and the impact of different ownership models on both individual departments and the business as a whole. We’ll help you explore all the skills and techniques required to effectively manage a business, from tracking spending and income to overseeing resources and deciding where they should be allocated. Alongside all of this, you’ll be developing a number of interpersonal skills and qualities that will help you in whatever career path you choose, including providing excellent customer service, being organised and working with others. You can earn either a Level 2 Certificate or Extended Certificate, depending on the number of units you take, and you’ll get the chance to work with large, well respected businesses in Manchester on special projects.

Entry requirements

For this certificate, we ask that you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, with one of those in English or Maths. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements


Throughout the year, you’ll be assessed in a variety of different ways to check you’re developing all the appropriate business skills you’ll need. This will include role plays, presentations, project-driven practical assignments and written reports. You’ll also have to complete two external examinations.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

The next step after completing this Level 2 Certificate would be to develop your skills further and advance onto a Level 3 programme with us at The Manchester College. You could choose from a range of related subjects with a focus in business, including marketing, law, finance and innovation! Each of these courses will continue to give you the knowledge and abilities you need to succeed in whichever job you want, from working in administration or retail to managing your own company. The choice is up to you, and there are lots of career opportunities in the business sector to look at! Link to Careers or Link to Careers 2.

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: 10 April 2018
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    • Openshaw Campus is a welcoming centre, offering courses for school leavers, adults, university-level students and professionals. Many of the facilities at Openshaw are open to the community, including a library, salon, restaurant and fitness centre. Openshaw is a vibrant, modern campus, designed to be a supportive learning and social environment.

      Facilities at Openshaw Campus include:

      • IT suites with tools for multimedia courses
      • purpose-designed retail unit offering real life experience to retail learners
      • recording studios
      • outdoor amphitheatre for live music
      • state of the art automotive, engineering, construction and electrical technology and training vehicles
      • hair and beauty salons, open to the public
      • library resource centre (LRC)
      • gym and fitness centre, open to the public
      • award winning training restaurant (Bistro East), open to the public
      • nursery
      • air cabin

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Openshaw Campus is built at the heart of the community with an open plan design and attractive green space and water features. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.