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Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

It is a vocational broad based qualification at Level 2 that provides knowledge and understanding of this vocational area

Course content

You will examine:

  • how different parts of business work
  • what factors influence their decisions and activities

You will study in detail:

  • finance
  • sales techniques
  • managing personal finance
  • how businesses operate
  • customer relations
  • business on-line

If you decide to study for the BTEC First Diploma in Business you will study 3 Core Units and 7 Specialist Vocational Units this is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A* –C.

Students who take this course find it very useful because it gives them an understanding of business and because they enjoy coursework assessment as opposed to exam based assessment.


Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above OR a Merit in a Level 1 qualification.
  • A willingness to collect, organise and interpret information to produce a portfolio of work.
  • The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.


All assessment is coursework based.  Students produce a portfolio of work that is internally and externally assessed.

The coursework is based on information collected through the research of business organisations.  You will study the Specialist Unit ‘Training and Employment’ and students are also expected to undertake work experience.

Anyone that has the entry criteria can study for BTEC First Business although most students are aged 16-18. 

Future opportunities

BTEC First Business allows you to progress to BTEC National Business or other advanced level vocational subjects as well as AS Levels. Students could also move to a modern apprenticeship or other employment.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year