Business BTEC First Award

(equivalent to one GCSE)

BTEC First Award | EDEXCEL

Most people end up working in a business at some stage; this is a great introductory course to find out what that's like.

The course offers a Business related qualification at Level 2. It provides the opportunity to develop a range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. It is equivalent to 1 GCSE. The course will consist of 2 core and 2 optional units, one of which is externally assessed via an onscreen test. 

Core units:

  Topic Assessment Method
Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World Coursework
Unit 2 Finance for Business  On-screen test

Optional units:

  Topic Assessment Method
Unit 3 Promoting a Brand Coursework
Unit 8  Recruitment, Selection and Employment Coursework
Course details

What are the entry requirements?

You will require an average overall GCSE grade of 3, based on the best eight entries with at least two grade 4s.

What skills will I learn?

You will develop a number of useful skills, which can help in gaining employment, including time management, organisation skills, ICT and Communication skills.

What is the department like?

We are housed in a modern suite of classrooms with excellent facilities. The working environment is friendly and supportive. The staff are enthusiastic about their subject and enjoy what they do here in supporting student learning and progression.

Future Careers and Progression

What are the progression routes for this qualification?

The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business will provide a good introduction to the subject. Combined with other GCSEs and equivalent it provides access to Level 3 qualifications, for example, the BTEC Level 3 National qualifications, which are an entry route to university or employment. The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business is also a well-respected qualification in its own right and is widely recognised by employers.

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