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.

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

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.”