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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2BUS (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This exciting Level 2 qualification is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors including Customer Service, Business Administration, Retail, Sales and Finance. It gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provide career development opportunities for those already in work. This programme of study is ideally suited to all those wishing to pursue a career within business, either progressing straight into employment or continuing in Further Education and on to High Education.

    It is important to have a lively and inquiring mind, an interest in business and a willingness to explore new ideas. An ability to communicate your ideas effectively and demonstrate good organisational skills are also important. If you do not have these skills on joining college then we will help you gain them. You do not need to have studied business before in order to take a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business course.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably, including English and Maths.


  • What does the course involve?

    This is a one year full time course which provides an insight into how businesses operate; examining those involved in running a business, how they are organised and financed and the importance of effective business communication. You will also look at how to set up your own business and develop your project management skills.

    Diploma subjects:

    • 3 core subjects
    • 3 mandatory subjects
    • 6 optional specialist subjects
  • How is the course assessed?

    80% of the course is assessed through coursework. A variety of interesting assessment methods are used embracing written assignments, presentations, interviews, practical projects and role play. In addition two subjects are assessed externally:

    • On-screen test (1 hour)
    • Paper based test (1.5 hour)
  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Georgia Yeomans

Georgia Yeomans

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I wasn’t sure about going away to university, so when I learnt about the HND in Business at SCG I was so pleased I could study locally and stay at home. I will be able to keep my part-time job and I am already familiar with the teachers. After the HND I plan to do a top-up year at university to gain a full degree.

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

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