BTEC Level 2 Award in Business


This is a practical course which will give students the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working in a variety of businesses. The course is enhanced by external visits and talks by visiting speakers. 

What goes well with this course?

Business Studies goes well with the majority of subjects, particularly:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • IT/Computing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Media Studies


This qualification shows that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations. Those who wish to progress and who have achieved a Merit, will have a strong grounding for further study at Coulsdon Sixth Form College on a Level 3 Course (BTEC or A Level).

The Award is equivalent to one GCSE.  Students wishing to progress to a Level 3 BTEC qualification would need to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or the equivalent BTEC Level 2 qualifications (at Merit or above).

Course Content

The course is made up of 4 units - 2 of which are mandatory.

The units are choosen by the College from the following:

  • Enterprise in the business world (mandatory)
  • Finance for business (mandatory & external assessment)
  • Promoting a brand 
  • Retail
  • Introducing retail business
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication in business
  • Customer relations in business


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to bring their learning to life. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.


This course is assessed  by a combination of coursework (75%), projects and exams (25%). Students will complete four units over the course of the year. The emphasis of the programme is that students are assessed by engaging in practical groupwork and individual tasks.

Internal assessments will include:

  • Developing professional posters and leaflets
  • Role play
  • Report and memo writing
  • Article writing, using MS Publisher
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Delivering presentations

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Entry Requirements

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 2 Award in Business information leaflet.

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