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L2 BTEC First in Business Extended Certificate

L2 BTEC First in Business Extended Certificate (Equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

The BTEC Level 2 First in Business Extended Certificate is worth the equivalent of two GCSEs grades A*– C.

The BTEC First Extended Certificate is a practical, work-related course.   Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

This Level 2 course is especially suitable for anyone interested in a career in the business world e.g. accountancy, administration, financial services, marketing or sales. It provides a broad background in a range of business related topics and trains you in the basic knowledge and skills for a career in the business or commercial world. It introduces learners to particular areas of employment area and provides a good basis to go on to either further academic study, including a Level 3 BTEC, or a career in industry.

Course Structure

The course is made up of twelve units; two core units (units 1 and 2 below) which MUST be passed individually to ensure a PASS grade for the full qualification; an additional mandatory unit (Unit 9 below); and nine specialist units which provide a broad insight into various aspects of business.

Unit 1 - Enterprise in the Business World

Unit 2 - Finance for Business (Externally Assessed)

Unit 3 - Promoting a Brand

Unit 4 - Principles of Customer Service

Unit 5 - Sales and Personal Selling

Unit 6 - Introducing Retail Business

Unit 7 - Providing Business Support

Unit 8 - Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Unit 9 - Principles of Marketing (Externally Assessed)

Unit 10 - Using Business documentation

Unit 11 - Building successful business teams

Unit 12 - Enhancing the customer experience