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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business


This course is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification, appropriate for careers in a range of sectors, including administration, retail and banking. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that are necessary to prepare for employment and higher level courses.


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Business and Administration

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Venue:

    Borehamwood Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

About the department

Working in today’s business environment requires you to have a wide range of skills. If you are considering a career in business or the world of commerce, then look no further. You will be taught by a dedicated team of tutors with experience and knowledge of the business world.

Group sizes for tutoring and teaching are small and tutors focus on working with individual students to ensure they maximise their achievement potential.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

Three GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above or a BTEC Level 1 qualification.

You will need to have a genuine interest in business and be able to work as part of a team. Regular attendance, good time-keeping and the successful completion of assignments to the prescribed deadline are essential to succeed on this course.

You will learn about organisational structure and gain knowledge about the business environment. You will also learn about the importance of effective sales, retail merchandising and customer service, as well as an insight into financial planning and forecasting.

All learners at Oaklands College take part in an initial assessment in Maths and English. This helps us ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. During the course practical assignments are set which will test your knowledge and are used as evidence of achievement. The Diploma in Business, Level 2, is assessed by coursework, work related experience and two external examinations.

Functional Skills: During the course you will also have the opportunity to gain Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths at either Level 1 or Level 2.

Successful completion of the course can lead to employment in careers related to business or onto higher level courses such as Level 3 Business Extended Diploma or Business Apprenticeships.


Successful completion of your chosen course could lead onto a higher level course, university or into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Business Analyst,
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Officer/ Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Receptionist
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Customer Service Assistant/ Manager
  • Stock Controller

In recent years Oaklands Business students have had he opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills as part of the annual Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge. The competition, open to local schools and colleges, gives teams £100 seed money with the challenge of turning it into £1000 for a nominated charity. Local businesses provide coaching and mentoring.

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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.