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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

BTEC Business Level 1 and 2 Award

Business studies give you a broad overview of how the commercial world operates. They usually cover the whole range of functions to give a firm foundation which can be applied in any sector or industry. As well as developing the essential transferable or ‘soft’ skills that employers demand, you build technical knowledge and skills and have the opportunity to specialise through options.

Business studies offer young people the chance to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to:

  • The economic environment in which businesses operate
  • The contribution that organisations make to the creation of wealth and the satisfaction of human needs and wants
  • The nature and role of enterprising and managerial behaviour.

Business studies prepare young people to take active roles in business and organisational settings. It develops essential communication, planning and evaluation skills and gives young people the knowledge and understanding to use these skills appropriately in the private, public and voluntary sectors. The teaching of business makes young people more aware of their roles as consumers, workers, citizens and ultimately as business owners.

Core Units (Mandatory)
1 Enterprise in the Business World (Internal)
2 Finance for Business (External)

Optional Specialist Units
3 Promoting a Brand (Internal)
4 Principles of Customer Service (Internal)
5 Sales and Personal Selling (Internal)
6 Introducing Retail Business (Internal)
7 Providing Business Support (Internal)
8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment (Internal)

Unit 2: Finance for Business
This unit is externally assessed using an onscreen test. Edexcel sets and marks the test. All other units are internally assessed through coursework or portfolio.

Post 16 Progression
BTEC National, A Level in Business Studies, Accounting, Economics, NVQs, or Apprenticeships in Business related subjects.

Career Options
A qualification in Business studies could lead to one of the following professions: Accountant, Advertising Account Executive, Banker, Retail, Investment/Commercial Building Society Manager, Management Consultant, Marketing Executive, Human Resources Manager , Public Relations Account Executive, Recruitment Consultant.