If you want to forge a career in business, the BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate will help you progress towards your goal. Designed to prepare you for employment or further vocational study, the practical, work-related course enables you to undertake projects and assignments based on realistic work situations and demands. The practical emphasis of our programme means that you will be exposed to specific areas of employment, giving you a strong foundation to later pursue a more advanced work-related qualification.

Aims of the course

To provide specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of business units, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment and Level 3 qualifications.

Unit Breakdown

All students take three mandatory units

Core Units:

Enterprise in the Business World

Finance for Business (External Exam)

Principles of Marketing (External Exam)

Optional Units:

Promoting a Brand

Sales and Personal Selling

Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Building Successful Business Teams Internal

Financial Planning and Forecasting

Business Online

Introducing Law and Consumer Rights

Principles of Customer Service Internal

Assessment Method

Coursework and external assessment which involves exams.

Progression Opportunities

Having successfully completed this course you may choose to progress to Level 3 qualifications and, with additional training, pursue business-related careers in fields such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, information technology or sales.

Career Options

Course enables students to progress towards employment in retail and finance.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above

Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above


Students benefit from: enrichment activities, gaining English and maths at the required levels (Grade C and above GCSE), tutorial support, employability skills training, work experience, support with job/university applications and interview preparation.

The course is delivered in classrooms and dynamic work spaces as well as a dedicated 90-seater theatre. Facilities include specialist IT equipped classrooms and a well-resourced Learning Centre.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ £994 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.



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