West Thames College London

Business - Level 2

This practical, work-related course will enable you to learn about business, customer relations and financial control. You will also study specialist units such as personal selling, online business and administrative support. The course is equivalent to 2 or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C and provides a good basis to progress to further qualifications.

Key course features


BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Level: Level 2

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Students interested in business who wish to improve their career opportunities.

About the course

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

You will study:

All students take the 4 mandatory units:

  • Business purposes
  • Business organisations
  • Financial forecasting
  • People in organisations.

You will also take specialist units, such as:

  • Starting a small business
  • Business online
  • Customer relations in business
  • Business communications.
Additional opportunities

You will go on trips and visits relevant to your study and have a 2-week work experience placement.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by means of assignments which are graded, and you will also receive an overall grade for the qualification.

Where next?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, or employment in a business environment.

Entry requirements

2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above or successful completion of a Foundation Level course with functional skills in maths and English. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


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