BTEC Level 2 Work Skills

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in WorkSkills  is an 200 GLH qualification. WorkSkills is a suite of BTEC qualifications designed to equip learners with the essential skills for job success and career development.

This qualification helps learners to improve their understanding and application of work-based skills. This flexible, vocational course teaches the knowledge, skills and understanding that are relevant, current and useful for both learners and potential employers. The qualification structure allows learners a wide choice of units across a number of levels to accommodate their needs.

Some of the units offered include; Working in a Team, Developing personal skills for leadership, Preparing for the recruitment process, Practicing leadership skills with others and Preparing for work placement.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 5 GCSEs at grades 1-3 (or BTEC equivalents).

Course Content

This is a one year programme and is the equivalent to two GCSEs. Some units may be reviewed to suit students and their own personal development.

Course content will be delivered in a range of different formats and will allow

opportunity to apply learning in practical activities such as role plays and work experience.


Units of Work
  • Numeracy for the workplace

  • Qualities and transferable skills for work

  • Self assessment skills

  • Developing your CV

  • Applying for a job

  • Personal presentation for the workplace

  • Preparing for the recruitment process

  • Preparing for work placement

  • Learning from work placement

  • Working in a team

  • Developing personal  skills for leadership

  • Practising leadership skills with others


Assessment is 100% coursework. Each unit must be completed to a minimum pass standard in order to pass the course. Tasks will include a individual and group based work. The assessments will involve producing work that would be presented in a manner that would be acceptable in the workplace. IT and hand written assessments will be included in the course along with business presentations and displays.

Approach to Teaching & Learning
  • Group work

  • Class discussion

  • Study Packs

  • Individual Reviews with your teacher

  • Taking the lead in group tasks

  • Individual research

Future Prospects

Having completed this course students will be ideally placed to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Public Services or BTEC Level 3 Business courses where they can develop their skills further.

Alternatively this course is good preparation for entering the workplace environment.

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