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First Extended Certificate in Business - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 2
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
35 weeks

The business world offers no end of exciting career opportunities for anyone with the right skills, knowledge and aptitude. This wide-ranging one-year course is an ideal introduction to business, whether you want to embark on a business career or just keep your options open.

During this course you will develop a broad range of knowledge and skills across the business spectrum.


This programme gives learners the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills across the business spectrum including marketing, finance, law, online business, business purposes.

Units include:
- Enterprise in the Business World
- Finance for Business
- Principles of Marketing
- Promoting a Brand
- Principles of Customer Service
- Sales and Personal Selling
- Introducing Retail Business
- Recruitment, Selection and Employment
- Building Successful Business Teams
- Financial Planning
You will be assessed through coursework and two externally-set assessments. This BTEC qualification will encourage you to develop your entrepreneurial know-how by creating a business plan and harnessing the skills which will help you to succeed in future business projects.
Four D's at GCSE to include English & Maths
Successful learners will have the choice of progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Business (providing they meet the Maths and English requirements), other vocational routes - including apprenticeships, or employment in areas such as administration, retail, marketing or finance.
This business programmes take place in newly refurbished rooms, offering students the opportunity to learn in a vibrant and inviting environment. Students also have access to IT suites and laptops to help them conduct research and complete coursework.

We have a number of IT `super rooms', housing new i7 computers equipped with High Resolution Displays for computing/design and CAD work. These rooms have Creative Cloud, computer applications and one of our rooms has Autodesk Revit Architectural Design software installed.
On your first day, you are expected to bring with you your GCSE results, pens, A4 Paper/pad and a folder.
You will be required to purchase the following textbooks:
BTEC First in Business Student Textbook (ISBN 9781446901366) RRP £22.00
BTEC First in Business Revision Guide (ISBN 9781446906682) RRP £5.99
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Are there any additional costs?
A: There are no specific course costs, though all learners will be expected to purchase the course textbook and revision guides. Any optional trips or activities will incur an additional cost. You will also need funds for printing work.