Awarding Body: OCR
Qualifications on offer:
- Level 2 Diploma in Business
- English and/or maths at an appropriate level
Summary of course
There is a mixture of practical and theoretical work.
Students will also be required to undertake additional qulaifications to improve their English and Mathematics if they have not already achieved GCSE passes at Grade 4 (C) in these subjects.
The method of learning is by tutor led sessions supported by portfolio workshop sessions, where students are supported through assignment work and related tasks.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Business Purposes
- Business Organisations
- Financial Forecasting for Business
- People in Organisations
- The Marketing Plan
- Verbal and Non-verbal Communication in Business Contexts
- Customer Relations in Business
- Business Communication through Documentation
- Personal Selling in Business
- Training and Employment in Business
- Business Online
- Business Ethics
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
Units are internally and externally assessed through coursework and moderated. The coursework is graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
Assignments will be presented in a variety of formats including presentation, role plays, written work and some time constrained class work.
In order to obtain a Pass for the whole course a minimum Pass Grade in all ten of the units taken is necessary.
The qualification will have an overall grade awarded of Pass, Merit and Distinction. The overall grade will be calculated on the total points achieved from assessed units.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you are interested in developing skills in understanding how businesses work and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in business.
Progression and Career Opportunities
If students achieve a Pass Grade at the end of this couse they could apply for a Level 2 Diploma in another subject area.
If an overall Merit Grade is achieved at Level 2 plus GCSE English Language at Grade 4 (C) students could apply for Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business or another subject within the college.
Alternatively, you could begin part or full-time employment.
Find about more about career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard Level 2 entry requirements including GCSE English and Maths|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 3 (D).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must arrive at your appointment 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place and bring your letter with you.
Please bring your Record of Achievement, if you have one, and think about questions you have about the course and anything else that relates to College.
General Info (materials required for the course)
Students will be required to purchase all of their own materials (text book, paper, pens etc). Course text books cost approximately £20. All students will need to pay a trip fee of approximately £25 at enrolment in September.