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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This new study programme is directed towards candidates who wish to work within the business and management or finance industry at a technical level. It allows progression to a Level 3 T Level, Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business, employment or an apprenticeship.  The programme also allows for a GCSE resit in Maths.

The emphasis of this dynamic course is on developing all-round knowledge and practical business skills, together with an understanding of the roles people undertake within business. This includes Marketing, Leadership and Management, Finance and Legal, Administration, Customer Relations/Customer Service, Personal Selling and Sales, Business Ownership types as well as Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. You will also take part in an employer-set project and work experience (this may be continuous throughout the academic year or on a block placement).

For more information on T Levels, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

Entry requirements

You need:

  • GCSE English Language graded 4/C or above 
  • Three further GCSEs graded 3/D or above (Maths should be graded at least 3/D) 

A vocational qualification at Merit grade or above would be considered but it should be accompanied by GCSE English Language 4/C or above and GCSE Maths graded at 3/C or above.

Other BTEC Level 2 qualifications are available, based on your qualifications.

Course Content

You will study the Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Certificate, which:

  • has mandatory and optional units 
  • has two units that are externally assessed: Pearson sets and marks these assessments
  • is graded based on Pass, Merit or Distinction
In addition to this you will:
  • undertake an employer-led project
  • complete an extensive period of work experience

How will I be assessed?

The qualification includes two externally-assessed units (Marketing and Finance). 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 (assignments). Internal assessment allows learners to develop a wider range of skills and provides evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria. Evidence for assessment can be generated through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. 

The employer project will be assessed with a project-based assignment, portfolio of evidence and presentation.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is an additional cost for the text book and exam revision guide (students are advised to purchase their own copy).

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

The qualification provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for learners to progress to: 

  • a Level 3 T Level 
  • Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Business
  • competency-based qualifications such as the Pearson BTEC NVQ Level 2 in either Business Administration or Team Leading, or the Pearson BTEC NVQ Level 3 in either Business Administration or Management, or their corresponding apprenticeships 
  • employment within the business industry

Careers

These qualifications have a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding, and lead to a range of career options to reflect the breadth of pathways within the business sector.  Career progression includes:

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Sales 
  • Leadership and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customer Relations/Customer Service
  • Enterprise/Entrepreneurship

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Kyle Traynor

Kyle Traynor

BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma helps Kyle is prepared for business degree

Derby College business student Kyle Traynor has conditional offers from four universities to study for a degree in business management and finance.
 
And the 18-year-old from Heanor, is confident he’ll be well prepared for to take up a university place this September, thanks to his BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
 
Kyle, who would most like to work in finance – possibly as a financial adviser or company finance director – is finding every element of his course to be interesting and of value.
 
He said: “I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.
 
I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.”  
 
Kyle, who took his exams in January, is now concentrating on finishing his assignments.
 
He added: “Derby College suits me. It’s near, The Roundhouse has everything I need and our lecturers are good. We’re having to learn remotely because of lockdown but we’ve had support from staff. I’ve had distinctions in some units, including my first unit this year, which was market research. Knowing this course is leading to the degree I want to study at university is helping me to stay motivated.”
 
Kyle is unsure yet where he will study for his business degree but Sheffield Hallam University is his first choice.

I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.


I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.

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