Business and Management

Business and Enterprise Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course will commence in September and will run for one year.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 4 or above plus English at grade 3 or above.

You will achieve

On completion of the course you will achieve Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business.

Course overview

This course is perfect if you’re looking for a career in the world of business as it provides an overview of some of the wide range of options available, within this industry. This course will allow you to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the business sector. You will plan your own business start-up. You will learn about the different types of ownership and organisational structures and decide which is the best option for your business.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills by participating in work experience and you will work as part of a team to raise funds for a local charity.

Students are able to re-sit GCSE English and/or Maths at the same time as studying this course.

Course content

You can expect to develop employability and enterprise skills from experienced, friendly tutors with a wealth of industry experience. You will also gain a broad range of skills needed for the business world.

You will cover a range of topics including:

  •  Introduction to business
  •  Enterprise in the business world
  •  Finance for business
  •  Customer service
  •  Teamwork
  •  Business communication


You will be assessed by a combination of one external exam, course work and practical assessed units to demonstrate competency within the field of business.

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder. You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

The course will prepare you for progression into further study at Level 3 or into an apprenticeship or employment.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Business and Enterprise Level 2 Full-time

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