Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Business

Qualification Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Business
Subject Area Business
Attendance Full Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds
Duration 1 Year

Course Content

To be awarded the BTEC L2 certificate in Business, learners are required to successfully complete 8 units. Two of these units will be exams.

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World (exam)

Unit 2: Finance for Business

Unit 4: Principles of Customer Service

Unit 5: Sales and Personal Selling

Unit 7: Providing Business Support

Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Unit 9: Principles of Marketing (exam)

Unit 10: Using Business Documentation

25% of the qualification is externally assessed; Pearson sets and marks these exam assessments. We will support you and prepare you for these exams, to develop your confidence and independence.

You can achieve a grade ranging from Level 2 PP to Level 2 DD.

Learners who do not achieve at Level 2 may achieve a grade of Level 1 Pass.

Learners whose level of achievement is below Level 1 will receive an Unclassified (U) result.

Course Outcomes

The aims of the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business are to:

  1. inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Business sector

  2. give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Business sector

  3. support progression to Level 3 qualifications in Business, or to an Apprenticeship

  4. give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment in a wide range of job roles.

  5. engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.


There is a clear progression route to a Level 3 course or an Apprenticeship at Stanmore College

Entry Requirements

This qualification is intended primarily for learners in the 14–19 age group who wish to gain an introductory understanding of business.

You must have four GCSE grades at 3 or above. This must include English and Maths.

We also expect you to:

  1. Work to tight deadlines

  2. Be self-motivated to realise your potential

  3. Attend all lessons on time

  4. Work independently

  5. Take part in work experience

  6. And engage in extracurricular activities


The BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Business includes two externally-assessed exam units. This will help learners as they progress either into higher levels of vocational learning or to related academic qualifications.

The remaining units are internally assessed. Internal assessment allows learners to develop a wider range of skills and provides evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria. Assessments would include role play, practical performance, verbal presentations, essays and reports.


BTEC L2 Business book

Stationery (folders, pens, note books and etc.

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