Level 2 Extended Certificate


If you’re looking to kick-start your career in the business sector, this course could be a perfect starting point.

This practical work-related programme will introduce you to a broad range of business functions and processes. Through project based learning and work experience you’ll be encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge of business organisations, financial forecasting, marketing, IT, human resources and other key areas.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • People in organisations
  • Financial forecasting for business
  • Business organisations
  • Business purposes
  • Managing personal finances (option)
  • The marketing plan (option)
  • Starting a small business (option)
  • Customer relations in business (option)
  • Business online (option)
  • Work placement (150 hours)
  • Opportunities to visit local businesses
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Get a job in a commercial organisation that interests you
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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Student Profile
Robbie Price

Ambition: Owner of an IT company

School: Malbank School

Age: 18

Robbie is an ambitious future businessman who chose our course specifically to learn how to run his own company.

He completed his work placement in our own busy finance office, checking invoices and even suggesting where we might make savings. This very relevant experience has obviously stood him in good stead, as he has now gained a 12 month placement through a local company which specialises in IT apprenticeships for young people.

Robbie would like a job incorporating IT and business and eventually to run his own company.

He says: “Reaseheath’s course is brilliant. I like the way it’s set out in depth and how the subjects link together. The lecturers are really good and easy to get on with and the college is a very friendly place.”