St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

L2 BTEC First Award in Business

This is a two year course which is equivalent to a GCSE in Business and is graded using a mix of internal and external assessments.  It is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to develop new skills and increase their employment prospects after school.  The course is assessed through a portfolio of practical activities based on real businesses (75%) and an online examination (25%).

A number of visits to local businesses and attractions are included as part of the course and these are used to enhance the relevance of your portfolio.

This course is also offered to students in Yr12 if they wish to continue their studies at Level 2, although in Yr12 it is offered over one year.

The BTEC Level 2 qualification is divided into four units:

  1. Enterprise in the Business World (portfolio)
  2. Finance for Business (examination)
  3. Principles of Customer Service (portfolio)
  4. Recruitment, Selection and Employment (portfolio)