Level 2 Programme

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What you need

  • Minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 3 including English and Mathematics
  • To choose between either the Business, Media or Creative pathways

What you will learn

The Level 2 course equips you with the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to progress to the next stage in your academic career. As well as completing GCSE English and/or GCSE Mathematics and/or Functional Skills, you will also complete a core Business Extended Certificate and then choose between either the Business, Media or Creative pathways.

Topics studied

Core: Business Extended Certificate

  • Planning, promoting and marketing
  • Speaking and listening within a business context
  • Identifying own strengths and skills
  • Developing own career plan
  • Applying and interviewing for a job
  • Developing personal selling skills
  • Presenting and developing interpersonal skills.

Specialist Pathways:

Business Pathway (Business Diploma)

  • Describing, explaining, analysing and evaluating
  • Decision making
  • Creating web pages
  • Managing business finance.

Media Pathway (Media Extended Certificate)

  • Media products and their target audience
  • Distribution and promotion of media products
  • Planning and producing a new talk and music radio programme
  • Plan, produce and edit footage of a two minute segment for an original film or TV media product.

Creative Pathway (GCSE Photography)

  • Engaging independently in the creative process
  • Critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • Developing investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills
  • Exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques
  • Developing and refining ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence
  • Risk taking and learning from experience.


Tia Gibson

“Barton Peveril has a wonderful atmosphere and is a place where you can thrive and succeed. The teachers are reciprocative and want you to be the best version of yourself you can be. There are a plethora of courses you can take, each with their own skills to set you up for life, allowing you to reach your full potential and fulfil any academic and employment ambitions you may have for the future.”

Read more about Tia and some of our other students.