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Business - BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at City and Islington College

Course description

Are you aged 16-18 and focused on a career in business? This intensive one-year course introduces you to key business concepts and practices. It will prepare you for further study at a higher level, or for your first step in the business world.

Course content

This course has three core units: Enterprise in the Business World; Finance for Business; and the Principles of Marketing. You will also take units that will develop your skills in communication, numeracy and information technology.

The whole course is geared towards increasing your employability across a number of fields.

Entry requirements

You need four GCSEs at Grade D or above (including English). Alternatively, you'll need a BTEC Introductory Diploma at Merit or above, including Functional Skills, or a BTEC Certificate at Level 1.

You must have a reference from your school or employer, and will complete a test to assess your proficiency in English and Maths prior to full enrolment. You will also be interviewed so you can demonstrate your interest in the subject.


Assessment is through coursework, along with periodic tests. Coursework includes research projects, written assignments, presentations, and practical activities.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, also offered by City and Islington College. Some students have progressed straight into employment in administration or customer service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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