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Business level 2 CTEC diploma at Brentside High School

Course description

Studying business will give you an insight into how organisations make important choices. This course enables you to find out how businesses operate and what makes a business successful. It is suitable for you if you have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for retail. You will do research into a number of businesses to learn how they operate their products. 


The course covers basic business practice and operations such as business activity, exploring key business pressures and investigating business finance. Units covered include: Enterprise in the Business World; Finance for Business; Promoting a Brand; Principles of Marketing; Introducing Project Management; Principles of Customer service; Sales and Personal Selling; Introducing Retail Business; Recruitment, Selection and Employment and Building Successful Business Teams. 

Entry requirements

Grade E in five GCSE subjects including English and mathematics


This course is assessed through the completion of coursework projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.


Examination board: OCR 

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the CTEC diploma in business provides you with a valuable and highly regarded qualification in its own right. The course is designed to be both vocational and academic, so upon completion, you have the opportunity to go into the world of work or continue with your studies. The skills and knowledge you will acquire on the course are well regarded by future employers.


If you achieve a merit or distinction, you may decide to study the Level 3 BTEC business. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September