This course will help you to understand how businesses are started and managed. All the theory you learn will be applied to real businesses and situations. You will get the chance to take part in practical business activities; for example presentations, recruitment role plays and producing promotional materials. You will study the BTEC First Award in Business. We have chosen the optional units for you as we have produced assignments which are exciting and can link easily to the core units. This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.


What will I study?


Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World (COURSEWORK)

Unit 2 – Finance for Business (EXAM)

Unit 3 – Promoting a Brand (COURSEWORK)

Unit 8 – Recruitment, Selection and Employment (COURSEWORK)


What skills will I develop?

All learners will be able to apply their theory to real life businesses. This will help you to run your own business or help you to progress in whatever type of employment you want to go into. You will know how a successful business should run, and be able to identify ways of improving the performance of a business.


What skills will I need to be successful on this course?

You should be self motivated and be able to work well with others and independently. ICT skills will help as much of the coursework is produced on PC. You also need to be able to research effectively and be organised so you can meet deadlines.


What other courses could I progress onto after completing?

Level 3 BTEC in Business


What careers can a qualification in this course lead to?

This is a very general qualification. It will help you to run your own business, or to improve your performance in whatever job you want to go into. People who know a lot about business often go into advertising, marketing, finance, management or one of many other areas.


How will this course be assessed?

Three units of work are assessed through the coursework projects you will complete in class. These are task based and you will receive help and support from your teacher in class to achieve the learning aims of these units. Unit 2, Finance in Business is externally assessed. You will sit an online test and answer questions on screen. These will be a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions.