Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

Business and Enterprise - BTEC First Certificate in Business Level 2

This course gives you the skills to work in a business environment or study business further.

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Key information

Course code: B0676 Course type: Full-time, 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths End qualification: BTEC Certificate in Business Level 2 Awarding body: Pearson Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Assessment: Written assignments, presentations, formal talks, controlled assessments and exams Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims and areas

If you have an entrepreneurial streak, a creative spark and have big, bold ideas for a potentially lucrative career, then Business at Brighton MET is for you.

This course is ideal for those that want to work in a business environment, whether in a large corporate company or a small independent business.

Every type of business environment requires the ability to be organised, to use office equipment, work with others, deal with customers, answer the telephone, write letters, complete business documents and much more.

Over the year you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of enterprise, finance, marketing and team building in business. You will also benefit from a trip to London where we get access to top level businesses and how they work.

Course Units

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Small business planning
  • Promoting a brand
  • Principles of marketing

Why the MET?

You will have the opportunity to learn from engaging guest speakers and gain practical experience through placements and trips. 

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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How to apply

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Work experience

You will have the opportunity to undertake 30 hours of dedicated work experience in an industry/function of your own choice to enhance employment opportunities. 

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course may can progress to a Level 3 course at Brighton MET, an apprenticeship or employment.

There are a wide range of opportunities you can pursue after studying business.

You could go on to gain a role in a small or large organisation, start your own business or become a specialist in a particular area such as:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Retail and sales
  • Personnel development
  • Administration

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

  • student Views Olivia Lajos Level 2 Business

    “The course has given me confidence as I have had to interact and communicate with other students and the teachers.”

    Olivia Lajos
  • Views Ben Rose BTEC Business Level 2

    “I’m really pleased I chose to study Business at GB MET, all the teachers are really friendly and supportive”

    Ben Rose
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