First Award in Business Level 1/2

BTEC First Award in Business Level 1/2


Examination Board: Edexcel (1year course in Sixth form)

(Equivalent to 1 GCSE)

A BTEC First Award in Business is a nationally recognised work-related qualification designed to provide students with a choice of routes into further education or employment.  The qualification comprises 4 units, three coursework based and one external assessment.

 There are two routes:


  1. 1.      Two core units (compulsory) plus two optional specialist units  or
  2. 2.      Two core units plus one specialist unit and one generic unit


Course components


Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World (Internal assessment)

Unit 2 Finance for Business (External assessment)


The above are the two compulsory units.  There will be a selection of other units to be confirmed.




On successful completion of the course students are awarded:


Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *


Entry requirements:


You should have a lively and enquiring mind, have an interest in business and a willingness to explore new ideas as well as communicate ideas effectively.  This course will appeal to those who:


  • ·        have an interest in business;
  • ·        enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to life experiences;
  • ·        are interested in developing an understanding of how business influences everyday life;
  • ·        wish to build up a qualification by studying individual units.
  • ·        Enjoy coursework






Students gaining BTEC First Award in Business will have access to a range of career and further education opportunities.  Students can progress to the BTEC National in Business.


Further information:  Contact Mrs M Matthews