BTEC First Diploma in Business (Level 2)

Course overview

This course will provide you with the necessary key skills and knowledge required in accountancy and business. You will gain a broad understanding of business communications and correct work practices in order to help you to start your future company, or to help progress your career in a variety of roles.

Whilst studying this course you will develop an understanding of basic costing principles, customer service skills, and finance administration. You will also learn effective communication and personal skills to boost your employment opportunities. Further to this, you will be encouraged to undertake relevant business work experience to enhance your studies.

An important element of this course is a focus on sustainability and how it can be applied in workplaces. An increasing number of employers in the business sector are using sustainable practices, you will learn how the use of these can take pressure off the environment, help to reduce costs and increase efficiency and profit.

You will learn

  • How to understand bookkeeping transactions
  • How to understand bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • How to use accounting software
  • Business communication and personal skills
  • Lifelong learning skills
  • Beginners business and company law
  • Payroll fundamentals
  • Sustainable work practices
  • How to plan for small businesses
  • The basics of project management
  • The basics of consumer rights
  • How to start a business online
  • How to research and carry out a campaign promoting environmental sustainability in the workplace
Entry requirements
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the subject area
  • A willingness and desire to learn accounting and business
  • Three GCSEs or equivalent, including English and Maths at Grade 4 or equivalent, or relevant experience if over the age of 19

Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made. An interview may also be required.

You will be expected to study on the following days of the week:

Enfield Campus

  • 16 to 18 year olds: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 19+ year olds: Monday and Tuesday