Level 1/2 Certificate in Business

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This is a one-year BTEC course which is equivalent to two GCSEs. The course has two externally assessed units (exams) in finance and marketing. The remaining units are internally assessed through different methods including assignments and presentations. The course will allow progression onto Level 3 or apprenticeships whilst allowing the opportunity to re-sit English and/or maths.

Course Information

Make it your business to excel with this course. You will gain an understanding of basic business principles such as enterprise and marketing, including how businesses may adapt to the digital era. You will also learn how to plan finance, build a business idea from scratch, and promote a brand, product, or service through marketing activity.


Who is this course for?

If you're in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next step towards your career in business then this course is for you. The course covers a vast selection of business topics and combines academic study with practical skills. Study in industry-standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Units / Modules

  • Enterprise in a Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting
  • Small Business
  • Managing Personal Finances

Benefits / Skills

  • Plan finance while understanding how finance affects business.
  • Understand the basic principles of enterprises.
  • Promote a brand through marketing.
  • Research, develop and plan your own business idea.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Career Progression

Progression may include a Level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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1 year

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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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You will learn in our purpose-built business space at our iconic Printworks Campus.

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“I got a qualification recognised by the industry and developed my skills in planning, time management, and communication”. - Nish Ahmed, Business


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