This one-year vocational course will provide you with a good introduction to a range of business areas from marketing, promotion and finance to customer service and teamwork. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Professional in: sales, marketing, business operations, human resource,s and customer service.

Business, marketing, human resources and management.

Business, applied law, and other level three vocational courses.

Topics you'll cover

  • Finance
  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Principles of marketing
  • Plus five of the following:
    • Principles of customer service
    • Promoting a brand
    • Retail business
    • Principles of marketing
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Sales and selling.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two exams
  • Coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level two)
  • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

Course entry requirements

  • At least four GCSEs at two to three, including maths and English at four or above.

What students say about the course

"This course provides a good introduction to business and is ideal if you want to go on to study business at level three. There are lots of guest speakers from industry who bring a different aspect to the course. The teachers are very helpful and explain how to apply what we learn in the classroom, to the real world."

Harry Tearse, previously at Hounsdown School

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. for more information

 Fees and more information can be found on our course payment breakdown.