BTEC Level 2 Award in Business Studies

“Form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of business principles and optional specialist units which provide an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the business sector.”

Qualification

BTEC​

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Course Specification


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Ms Lewis

Years taught

Year 10 and Year 11

What is the course structure?

This qualification is built on two core units which form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of business principles and optional specialist units which provide an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the business sector and acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers.

What will I study?

 

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World (internally assessed)

What is a business and what does it do? The term 'business' can cover anything from a sole trader in a local market to a multinational corporation selling products to millions of people all over the world.

 

This unit introduces learners to the language and terminology used in business. It explores what businesses do, trends that affect them, how they operate and the factors that influence their success.

 

Unit 2: Finance for Business (externally assessed)

 

All businesses have to spend money before they can make a profit, and when they spend money, they incur costs.

 

In this unit, learners will explore the types of costs that businesses incur, from the initial start-up costs involved in setting up a business to the on-going daily costs of running the business. Learners will then explore the ways in which the sale of products and services generates revenue, so that they can develop their understanding of profit.

Optional Specialist Units

Choose from the following:

  • Promoting a Brand

  • Sales and Personal Selling

  • Principles of Customer Service

  • Introducing Retail Business and Providing Business Support

  • Recruitment

  • Selection and Employment

How is the course assessed?

The course includes one externally assessed unit to introduce externality into vocational programmes of study. This will assist learners as they progress either into higher levels of vocational learning, or to related academic qualifications such as GCEs and GCSEs.

 

The assessment approach taken in internally assessed units allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities, including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and presentations.

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