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Business | BTEC Certificate | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0072-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: BTEC Certificate in Business Level 2

Why this course?

This course will provide you with the relevant skills to pursue a career in business, work with a social enterprise, start up or large corporate company, or to work in a large corporate company.

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 course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of enterprise, finance, marketing and team building in business.

Start dates

Start
September 2019 Apply

Please note: Applications for courses starting in September 2020 will be processed in late October 2019.

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades you can start on the Level 1 Get Started course.

Entry requirements

Course units

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

Why the MET?

At the MET, we provide more than just your chosen qualification. All students are enrolled on a specialised Study Programme, which is tailored to your specific educational needs.

Through partnerships with local employers, we will help you become 'work-ready' through work experience, placements, industry visits, job shadowing and real-life projects.

There are also lots of free activities and initiatives for you to get involved with to help you make the most of your time at college. These are excellent opportunities to make new friends, help other students, improve your health and wellbeing, and boost your CV.

  • Assessment
    • Written assignments
    • Presentations
    • Formal talks
    • Controlled assessments
    • Exams

Facilities

  • 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
Facilities

What's next?

You will be ready for a career in business. If you have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate, you could go on to a Level 3 course, and apprenticeship or employment.


Future careers

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 or advertising
  • Accounting or finance
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Entrepreneur/small businesses

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.


Course costs
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Marketing or sales director

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.
  • Discusses employer or client requirements, plans and monitors surveys and analyses of customer reactions to products.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £34,886

AVERAGE £69,966

POTENTIAL £126,594

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Office manager

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities.
  • Advises on the handling of all correspondence and enquiries relating to accounts, sales, statistical and vacancy records.
  • Ensures that procedures for considering, issuing, amending and endorsing insurance policies are adhered to.
  • Plans, organises and co-ordinates the activities and resources of other offices not elsewhere classified including box offices, other ticket offices and accommodation bureaux.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,954

AVERAGE £27,944

POTENTIAL £46,976

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Sales accounts or business development manager

Typical Tasks:

This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,623

AVERAGE £44,285

POTENTIAL £84,318

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Learning Strategies

Marketing associate professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses business methods, products or services and targets customer group with employer or client in order to identify marketing requirements.
  • Establishes an appropriate quantitative and qualitative market research methodology and prepares proposals outlining programmes of work and details of costs.
  • Collates and interprets findings of market research and presents results to clients.
  • Discusses possible changes that need to be made in terms of design, price, packaging, promotion etc. in light of market research with appropriate departments.
  • Briefs advertising team on client requirements, monitors the progress of advertising campaigns and liaises with client on potential modifications.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,639

AVERAGE £25,916

POTENTIAL £46,430

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
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