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Business — BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 173538

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year, full time course.
  • This qualification is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs.
  • Take part in trips and activities and gain real experiences of the business sector.
  • BTEC Level 1/2 First Diploma.
  • Boost your skill set and employabilty.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the business sector.
  • Access support and guidance from our passionate and dedicated teaching team.
  • Utilise our fantastic facilities and resources.

What to expect from the course

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

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.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

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.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

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.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


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 £21,225 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 for24/25 is 1286.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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