BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport Campus

Course Overview

This introductory vocational qualification is designed to allow for a foundation year in the study of Business, usually alongside English and Maths GCSE. Students will generate business ideas and consider enterprise initiatives as well as develop digital, communication, written and oral business skills that will allow them to progress in a Business Career or further studies. Learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration



Business & Law

4 GCSE grades 2 and above, including maths and English language.

This course will give learners opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways.
It will enable learners to enhance their English and mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios. Also, supporting learners’ development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving, independent study and personal, learning and thinking skills. And it will give learners a route through education that has clear progression pathways to further study or an Apprenticeship.

Unit 1: Introduction to Business
Unit 2: Finance for Business (External online test set by the exam board)
Unit 3: Enterprise in the Business World
Unit 5: Principles of Customer Service

There is a clear progression route onto Apprenticeships, a larger Level 2 qualification in Business, then a Level 3 course, alternatively students can progress into employment.

Business Administrator, Self-Employment, Customer Service Assistant

A mix of course work (business reports, presentations, role plays) and one external online assessment.

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