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This course is designed for 16-19-year olds.

The Business Level 2 First Extended Certificate is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills needed to start your journey into the business world. You will learn and practice professionalism, gain confidence and a clear understanding of the fundamentals of business, enabling you to progress your career in this sector.

This course will enable you to progress to a Level 3 Business course at Waltham Forest College.

The content has been designed to give you the opportunities to develop your transferable skills including, teamwork, problem solving, thinking and independent study skills.

The course is 1 year and scheduled over 3-4 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.
 

Your progression from this qualification will be either of the below pathways:

•    BTEC Level 3 Business
•    Entry level employment in the Business Sector
 

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and maths or
•    Merit in a relevant Level 1 qualification
•    Assessment and interview

If required, you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.
 

You will study a wide range of units that will allow you to deepen your understanding of the business sector, these include:

•    Enterprise in the business world
•    Finance for business
•    Principles of marketing
•    Recruitment, selection and employment
•    Enhancing the customer experience

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.
 

We will use a range of assessment methods to test your knowledge and understanding, these include: 
•    Presentations
•    Essays and reports
•    Leaflets and posters
•    External exams
•    Tutor observations

All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following standards:

•    Level 1 Pass
•    Level 2 Pass
•    Level 2 Merit
•    Level 2 Distinction

You will also be provided with classes designed to help you to develop effective exam taking techniques. 
 

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