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Transition to T Level – Level 2

This new study programme is directed towards candidates who wish to work within the business and management or finance industry at a technical level.

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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?: Y
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

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:

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.

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

This course will be delivered onsite at the Roundhouse.

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

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.

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


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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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, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

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

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers


IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

Business Sales Executives


Business Sales Executives

Management Consultants and Business Analysts


Management Consultants and Business Analysts

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


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

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:59 pm