16-18 Year Olds


This is a practical work-related course where you will learn by completing projects, exams and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course will introduce you to your chosen career and provide a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

• 4 GCSEs Grade 3 or above ideally to include English Language and maths
• A Level 1 qualification with Functional Skills English and maths at Level 1 or above

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will study eight units in total. Three mandatory units will provide a general foundation and five specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Mandatory Unit:
• Principles of marketing
• Enterprise in the business world
• Finance for business

Specialist Units to include:
• Work Experience in Business
Introducing Project Management
Building Successful Teams

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above.


Two units on the Level 2 Certificate in Business are assessed through external examination. The other six units are assessed through assignment work. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and coursework.

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel


On successful completion of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business if you have achieved a Merit or above
• Enter a business related career such as administration, finance, customer services, sales, ICT, accounting or personnel.
• Secure an apprenticeship in a Business related field

Additional information

Additional help and support is available for you should you require it and this can be discussed at your admissions interview.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course programme. Possible visits may include Co-operative Bank, Petty Pool, Alton Towers and The Trafford Centre. The costs for these will need to be paid prior to each trip.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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