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.
You require a grade 4 (C) in English and a grade 5 (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.
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.
You may be required to make a contribution to the enrichment activities undertaken in support of the course delivery.
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.
This course represents your first step towards an interesting and rewarding career in business.
As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.
Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.
Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.
I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.