KS4: BTEC First Award (Level 2)

BUSINESS Curriculum Intro:

Studying Business provides learners with a broad introduction to the business sector and an understanding of how businesses operate. Through the study of realistic business contexts, learners also acquire a range of skills like time management, ICT, producing a business report, oral presentations, working in a team, problem solving, etc. In addition learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of practices and techniques used within marketing, finance, operations management and human resources. The BTEC level 2 is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A*-C and is completed over two academic years. There are 3 internally assessed units and 1 externally (exam) assessed unit. 


Year 1: Sept-Jan

Year 1: Feb-July

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World

This unit introduces students to the language and terminology used in business. It explores what businesses do, trends that affect them, how they operate and the factors that influence their success.

Unit 2: Finance for Business (External Assessment)

In this unit, students will explore the types of costs that businesses incur, from the initial start-up costs involved in setting up a business to the ongoing daily costs of running the business.

Year 2: Sept-Jan

Year 2: Feb - May

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand

In this unit, students will find out what it takes to build a brand and what a business has to consider when planning brand development. Students will investigate the importance of branding to a business, the types of branding that are available and why businesses need to review and update their brands.

Unit G8: Use of ICT in the Workplace

In this unit, students will explore how ICT is used in the workplace and the factors that affect how it is used. Students will gain important transferable skills (skills that can be used in many different areas) that are highly valued by employers.



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