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Level BTEC Level 2 First Award
Exam Board Edexcel

This is a vocational course in Business.

It will give students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding, knowledge of, and skills in the business sector across many business disciplines including marketing, finance, sales, recruitment or retail.

This course will complement your study progression with a qualification that supports preparation for work or progression to Post-16 education.

This qualification has two core units and two optional units.


There is one exam for Unit 2. The other three units are assessed internally.  To help enhance learning and understanding of the subject, work experience relating to this course will take place in Year 10.

Core Units

  • Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World
  • Unit 2 Finance for Business (External Exam Unit)

Option Units

  • Unit 4 Principles of Customer Service
  • Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Post-16 Choices

Students can study for a more specialised Level 3 vocational or academic business qualification at Oxted School, a Further Education college, or an apprenticeship.

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