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Business Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 2 at Cotham School

Course description

Business: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

This is a ONE year course, equivalent to 3 GCSE passes at grade C or above.

You will learn about the importance of businesses, how they operate and look into the financial aspects of running a business. You will gain skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. The emphasis is on applied learning and assessment. If you are good at coursework and are a good team player then this is the course for you.

Course content

What will you learn?

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Introducing Retail Business
  • Recruitment, Selection and Employment
  • Building Successful Business Teams
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting
  • Sales and Personal Selling.
  • Providing Business Support
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Teacher-led activities, individual and group work, presentations, debates, role-play and simulations and the comprehensive use of ICT. There is a focus on developing real world insights into businesses which may be supported by guest speakers and company visits.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement. Four GCSE’s grade 4 or equivalent.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed this course you may progress to either AS courses at the centre or elsewhere, or to BTEC Level 3 courses. For AS courses at this centre you will need to achieve a merit in your level 2 course. This course is also excellent preparation for employment or training, especially in business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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