Business BTEC First Level 2
About the subject
The L2 Extended Certificate course is made up of eleven units, two mandatory and nine specialist units. Each unit will cover a specific topic area and you will complete all eleven units during the year. The units covered provide the students with an introduction to how businesses work and the different types of businesses which exist. All but the Finance and Marketing units will be assessed through coursework. An assignment will be set by the teacher allowing you adequate time to complete it. These are assessed internally and moderated externally. The L2 Extended Certificate is equivalent to 3 GCSE’s.
Students will be involved in a variety of different working situations including working in groups, working independently on individual assignments, delivering presentations and visiting local businesses. Independent and group research is also encouraged. Teachers will use a variety of different strategies to help students learn, including videos, guest speakers, role-plays and provision of educational visits.
Routes to Apprenticeship
The qualification provides a basis for progression to the study of Business Studies at advanced level or on to an employment, apprenticeship or employment with training.Subject modules and assessment.
Subject Modules and Assessment
The student will be assessed through assignment work set for each unit.
The student will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade based on the performance in each of the units they complete. The units covered in the course are likely to be as follows:-
Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World
Unit 2 Finance for Business
Unit 4 Customer Service
Unit 5 Personal Selling
Unit 7 Business Support
Unit 8 Effective Recruitment
Unit 9 Principles of Marketing
Unit 12 Introduction to Law
Unit 13 Financial Planning & Forecasting
Unit 14 Business Online
Unit 16 Enhancing Customers’ Experience
Average GCSEs of Grade 3. Minimum of 4.0 average GCSE score (3 in English and Maths essential)