This qualification has been designed to address the needs of Level 2 students in key areas, giving them the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Students will learn about various theories used within business and apply them to real life businesses, giving a really broad ranging understanding of businesses, large and small, local and international, that they may work in one day.

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D including English and a subject that requires essay writing.
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  • A keen interest in current affairs is desirable and there is a lot of independent reading to do.

What will I study?

Equivalent to: 

  • 4 GCSEs

Awarding Body:

  • Pearson Education Ltd

Course Content

  • The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business is a 60-credit qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus a number of optional units.  Completion of the full qualification roughly equates to the equivalent of 4 GCSE’s.

  • The mandatory units include:

    • Business Purposes

    • Business Organisations

    • Financial Forecasting for Business

    • People in Organisations

  • The optional units include: 

    • Starting a Small Business

    • Working in Business Teams

    • The Marketing Plan

    • Managing Personal Finances

Where does it lead?

There is potential for the qualification to prepare students for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. Some students may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a Level 3 programme, either here at Cadbury, or elsewhere.