Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate Business


The specific aims of this course are to broaden and deepen learners’ understanding of Business careers and their attributes. The course will provide a broad and balanced programme of study through the core and mandatory units that develop knowledge, skills and understanding that are relevant to the sector as a whole.

Course type

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in either English Language or Mathematics and another relevant subject, plus a good school reference and an interest in Business.

What will I study?

On the course you will have opportunities to apply your learning through practical activities which are found in the workplace. These skills include team working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

The core units within this qualification ensure that all learners will develop knowledge relevant to other units in this qualification, for example:

  • enterprise in the business world
  • finance for business
  • the ability to draw together and apply learning in vocational applications: for example, Unit 16: Enhancing the Customer Experience

Method of assessment

The majority of the units in this qualification are assessed through internal assessment. Each internally assessed unit has specific assessment criteria that will be used to judge your work. The externally assessed units are assessed using both marks-based and levels-based schemes.

What will I be able to progress to?

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to:

  • Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Business (QCF)
  • related academic qualifications

Other information

Students on a Level 2 UAL Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.