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BTEC First Award In Business

BTEC First qualifications were originally designed for use in colleges, schools and the workplace as an introductory course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/btec-first-award-in-business
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Course Information for Students

BTEC First qualifications were originally designed for use in colleges, schools and the workplace as an introductory course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector.

The knowledge, understanding and skills gained in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace. This qualification gives progression to the BTEC First Certificate in Business, BTEC Extended First Certificate in Business or an apprenticeship.

BTECs are vocationally-related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. They are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace.

These skills include: teamworking; problem solving; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.

You need:

  • GCSE English Language grade 2 or above
  • Three further GCSEs graded 2 or above (Maths should be graded at least 2)

A vocational qualification would be considered but it should be accompanied by GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths graded at 2 or above.

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

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award: 

  • has mandatory and optional units
  • has one unit that is externally assessed: Pearson sets and marks these assessments
  • is graded based on Pass, Merit or Distinction

This course will be delivered on-site.

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

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business includes one externally-assessed unit (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. 

Further Study

The BTEC Level 2 First Award provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to: 

  • other Level 2 vocational qualifications and related competency-based qualifications for the business sector
  • competency-based qualifications such as the Pearson BTEC NVQ Level 2 in either Business Administration or Team Leading
  • employment within the business industry, for example entry level job roles within the sector

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
  • Sales
  • Retail
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Customer Service

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Business and Related Associate Professionals n.e.c.

£25602

Business and Related Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Business Sales Executives

£32539

Business Sales Executives

Other Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

£16206

Other Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

Business and Related Research Professionals

£28348

Business and Related Research Professionals

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals n.e.c.

£32508

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals n.e.c.

Management Consultants and Business Analysts

£32566

Management Consultants and Business Analysts

Marketing Associate Professionals

£23976

Marketing Associate Professionals

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

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Arvin Johal

BTEC leaves Arvin well equipped for business management degree

I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 24, 2022 11:35 am