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BTEC Level 2 Diploma for I.T. Users - BTEC First Certificate in Business at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration: 1 Year

This course is run as a joint course with BTEC First Certificate in Business.

BTEC Level 2 Certificates prepare students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to Level 3 courses in a related subject. This course also develops IT skills that are expected by all employers.

 Business has a 100% pass rate at Post 16. You will study a variety of topics including: The Business Environment Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Business Communication Recruitment and Selection in Business Understanding Retailing Starting a Small Business Business and the Economic Environment

Course content

BTEC Level 2 Diploma prepares students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to Level 3 courses in a related subject or further development of IT skills expected by all employers, therefore enhancing individuals chances for employment.

The programme enables students to develop skills in using a variety of computer programs including:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Using IT
  • Using the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Using moblie IT devices
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Using Specialist Software; Database, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation Software
  • Business Fianance
  • Retail
  • Marketing
  • Enterprise




Entry requirements

Students will be required to  have a reasonable standard of education, including at least 1 GCSE at grade C (new Grade 4+)


BTEC Diploma for IT Users

All work is submitted for marking via a portfolio. All criteria must be met to pass a unit and to be awarded unit credits. The units are highly practical and emphasise 'doing' rather than 'writing about'. Evidence is gathered in a variety of ways. The purpose of this qualification is to develop and recognise learners' IT skills and knowledge and enable them to use IT effectively in their daily lives.

BTEC First Certificate in Business

One unit is assessed by an external exam, set and assessed by the exam board. All other work is submitted for marking in a portfolio. Students will be awarded grades of Pass, Merit or Distinction for completed work. The course is designed as an applied progression pathway on to a higher level. Potential candidates should view this course as an opportunity to obtain a qualification which could lead to future employment or futher education

Future opportunities

Level 3 at Post 16, Apprenticeship and/or Further Education NVQs/City and Guilds/BTEC

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: 13 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 39 Weeks