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Business — BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Course information

The First Extended Certificate in business is an ideal programme for school leavers. It is a one-year full time course that is designed to develop both your qualities and personal skills needed for work. It is the equivalent of three GCSE’s
The Extended Certificate is made up of 11 units – some core and mandatory units that everyone must take, plus some specialist units that allow you to study particular areas in more depth. The two core units are Enterprise in the Business World and Finance for Business. The mandatory unit is Principles of Marketing. The specialist units include units such as Principles of Customer Service, Business Online, Providing Business Support, Recruitment, Selection and Employment, and Building Successful Business Teams. There are various trips and activities throughout the programme allowing you to use real experiences to frame your work. nine of the units are assessed through project and assignment work. Two of the units are assessed through exams. All units are assessed and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, and an overall grade for the qualification will be awarded.


BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Business

This course leads to...

If you achieve the qualification with an overall Merit or above at Level 2, alongside your English and Maths, you can progress to a related Level 3 programmes. Alternatively, the qualification helps students to develop their employability skills, leading to business career opportunities.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have either:
• Four GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above, including English or Maths
• An appropriate Level 1 qualification and an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy.

Why study with us?

When you choose to study the BTEC level 2 qualification at the City of Liverpool college you will be encouraged to use your creativity and innovation. This qualification has been designed to allow students to explore the different and multifaceted ark of business. From business idea concept to how to keep loyal customers. This course will give you the opportunity to see how different industries use key elements of business through trips, case studies and guest speakers. Just like in business, you will be given the opportunity to develop your existing skills, develop new ones and be exposed to a new way of thinking.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163698

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 1286.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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