BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Business (0ne year course)

PATHWAY 2: BTEC LEVEL 2 FIRST DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (One year course)
(EQUIVALENT TO FOUR GCSES)

Entry requirements
 Grade 3 in English Language and Mathematics and
 two D grades at GCSE or one D grade and a grade 3 in English Literature
This suite of qualifications provides opportunities for learners to progress to either academic or
more specialized vocational pathways. It has a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and
understanding and a range of options to reflect the breadth of pathways within a sector. This
gives learners the opportunity to:
 gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a vocational sector
 investigate areas of specific interest
 develop essential skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and
higher education institutions.
The BTEC First qualifications have core, mandatory and optional specialist units. Units include:
 Enterprise in the Business World
 Finance for Business
 Small Business Planning
 Promoting a Brand
 Principles of Marketing
 Introducing Project Management
The First Diploma in Businesss includes two externally assessed units. This approach will also
assist learners with developing a range of transferable skills, and in applying their knowledge in
unfamiliar contexts. The remaining units are internally assessed. Internal assessment allows
learners to develop a wider range of skills and to provide evidence towards meeting the unit
assessment criteria.

ENGLISH AND MATHS GCSE
All students who do not attain a good pass in their GCSE English Language and Mathematics
courses are required by law to continue to study these subjects. For all students in the Sixth
Form who have not gained a good pass, we will provide lessons and support to help them gain
these vital qualifications