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Social Science Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Business at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Extended Certificate is a one-year vocational course that will provide a practical, work related introduction to the Business sector. At Level 2 it is worth 2 GCSEs grades A* – C.


The course consists of eight units including:

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World

Unit 2: Finance for Business

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand

Unit 4: Principles of Customer Service

Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Unit 9: Principles of Marketing

Unit 12: Introducing Law and Consumer Rights

Unit 13: Financial Planning and Forecasting How will I be assessed? Six of the units are assessed by internal portfolios and two of the units are assessed by two external exams.

The internal assessments may include role plays, presentations, research and reports.

Who should do this course ?

This course will appeal to students who:

• Have an interest in the world of business and are interested in researching how businesses operate

• Enjoy studying a subject relevant to their own lives

• Enjoy watching programmes such as Dragons Den, The Apprentice and the News

• Are self-motivated and enjoy independent learning. How is the course delivered? The course is taught using a variety of methods including class discussion, independent library research, practical research projects, video presentations and taught sessions.

What equipment will I need ?

You need to be properly equipped with basic stationery such as lined / blank paper, pens, pencils and a folder to safely store notes and coursework.

What next ?

 This course is for students who are interested in following a career in one of the many areas of business or who are following a pathway to further study.

It is particularly suitable for those considering a career in:

• Accounting and finance

• Sales and marketing

• Retail management

• People management – Human resources

• IT and business

• Setting up your own business


Entry requirements

Students wishing to take BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Certificate in Business Studies should have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grades D/E.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year