Business Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL202
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

Level 2 Business is an exciting 1 year course that will give you relevant skills and work experience within tailored and practical assignments. 

You will develop skills that will make you more attractive to future employers and help you achieve a fantastic career within Business.

Through the course you will cover units in Human Resources; face-to-face selling; management; building customer relations; consumer rights; bookkeeping and finance; and branding and promotion.

You will develop skills in IT, teamwork building, research, writing and delivering presentations and effective communications.

Possible career opportunities include;

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Customer Services 
  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Human Resources
  • Self-employed business owner


What will I study?

You will study core units in the following topics

  • Face-to-face selling
  • Business customer relations
  • Consumer rights
  • Bookkeeping and finance
  • Branding and promotions


Most students will be required to study Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Information Technology. Students will also have the opportunity to study Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Personal Finance (ICPF)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 uncluding English Language and Maths or completion of a Level 1 Business course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by written assignments, portfolio work and team work projects (Level 2 has one exam based unit).

What can I do next?

If you achieve a Merit or Distinction in this course you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, which offers an additional specialism in either Accounting or Law.

You may also want to pursue A-Levels or other vocational qualifications that Blackburn College offer e.g. Public Services, Health and Social Care, Construction. To find out more about other qualifications please use the search function or click on 'Find your course'. 

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You will study in The Elizabeth building – an addition to the 1888 Old Victoria building, situated on the college campus, in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre.

You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Blackburn College Business & Law students regularly implement business ideas to generate money for charities, and students often run a business publicity roadshow. We hold an annual Dragons’ Den event where students pitch their ideas to a panel of business delegates and students also benefit from regular guest speakers from the legal and retail management fields.

There will be an opportunity to study an additional unit in IFS – the Institute if Financial Services to gain extra UCAS points.

If you study at Level 3 you will also have the opportunity to join the Business Career Academy and gain a 6 week paid internship, an industry mentor and extra UCAS points.

Our tutors also organise social events to attractions such as Manchester United, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as educational trips London’s Old Bailey, High Court and Houses of Parliament.