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Business Studies – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business

Exam Board: Pearson
Specification Number: 600/4786/0

What will be studied

Students will explore the key themes within the business world. 

Unit 1: Introduction to Business (coursework)

Unit 2: Finance for Business (exam)

Unit 3: Enterprise in the Business World (coursework)

Unit 4: Promoting a Brand (coursework)

Learning Methods

There are several methods of learning needed to complete this course;  students start through a teacher led session but will be expected to complete independent learning in class. 

Business studies allows pupils to gain an important understanding of finance, marketing and entrepreneurial skills. Students will be taught how to use the skills learnt and use them in real world situations.

The course covers a range of topics giving the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills, giving the ability to analyse data and financial sheets as well as examining roles needed to create a new business. Studying this course enables pupils to put their skills to the test, create a realistic business model and present individual business ideas which could be set up in the local area.

Expectations of Students

Students will be expected to complete preparation for learning which will help give them an understanding of upcoming lessons, as well as independent learning while they are doing their coursework.

How is the course assessed

The course has four different units, three are internal coursework assessments and one unit comprises of an external assessment (online exam).

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What equipment is needed

Students will be provided with all materials and resources required for the course.

Career Paths/Next Steps

This qualification in business will: 

  • enable students to understand more about the business world. 
  • motivate and challenge students; prepare them to make informed decisions about further study and career pathways. 

Students can progress from this qualification to a number of different academic and vocational qualifications at Level 3, including BTEC Nationals in Business. The knowledge and skills gained from BTEC Business support students’ entry into employment or other training in specific aspects of business, such as apprenticeships and vocational qualifications which focus on more specialised business areas. BTEC Business provides a strong foundation for employment, with students progressing, with further training, to a wide range of careers training such as banking, sales, product management and general management.