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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course gives you a good grounding in many aspects of business and develops skills which will take you far in any industry. You will undertake work experience, gain insights from guest speakers and have the opportunity to take part in various trips.

Entry requirements

You require a grade C in English and a grade D in Maths GCSE, with two other GCSEs at grade D or above. You will undertake an interview with the Business team and will be required to achieve a minimum of Entry 2 on your screening results in maths and English.

Course Content

You will study a selection of units such as:
  •  Enterprise in the Business World
  •  Finance for Business (externally assessed)
  •  Promoting a Brand
  •  Sales and Personal Selling
  •  Introducing Retail Business
  •  Providing Business Support
  •  Recruitment, Selection and Employment
  •  Principles of Marketing (externally assessed)
  •  Introducing Law and Consumer Rights
  •  Business Online
  •  Public Sector Business
  •  Visual Merchandising in Retail Business
  •  Small Business Planning
  •  Introducing Project Management
  •  Delivering and Improving Customer Service
  •  Effective Business Communication
  •  Working in Business Teams
  •  Planning, Forecasting and Recording Business Finances
  •  Work Experience in Business
  •  Introducing International Business
  •  Introducing the Economic Environment
  •  Functional Maths and English and/or GCSE

How will I be assessed?

This Business BTEC involves a combination of coursework and exams – with assessment methods including presentations, posters, observations and various research projects. Your Functional Skills Maths and English qualification is assessed by a portfolio and online assessment and/or GCSE exams. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to the Level 3 BTEC Business, which will give you further in-depth knowledge of the world of business. You could also consider a Business and Administration, Customer Service or Team Leading Apprenticeship: Derby College can help you find the right opportunity.

Careers
This course represents your first step towards an interesting and rewarding career in business.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Daniel Ranby

Daniel Ranby

Business student turned entrepreneur

Daniel Ranby is pursuing his dreams in the business world, and doing a good job of catching them up. The former Derby College student told our Alumni Team about his time at College, his latest business venture and his tips to succeed in business.Daniel graduated from Derby College with a Business Studies qualification under his belt and plenty of ambition."The Business Studies course made me more open minded. It was my initial insight into what is really involved in running my own business and what it takes to succeed." Daniel had big plans for his future, but it wasn't until he started studying that he was able to begin shaping them into something that could make money.Today, our entrepreneurial former student runs his own extremely successful business, which he built from scratch. Commercial Consultants is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the engineering, operations and business management sectors of the transport industries. "I started my business with only two computers. My ex-business partner put in £800. I've been running the business for eleven years now and I bought out my partner four years ago. I have full control over all aspects of the business, from the profit and loss to the planning and strategy."Daniel describes his journey as "Starting up from a blank piece of paper and having to make everything happen from scratch," something which he is understandably proud of, but more so because his business is now "achieving over 3.5 million in revenue." We asked Daniel what it takes to succeed in the business world: "A lot of drive is required and the ability to bounce back is a must." He is currently looking forward to starting another business.

"I always wanted to run my own business, and Derby College gave me the insight I needed."

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