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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
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.
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.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
Managing stakeholders and their differing relationships to an organisation
Laws and regulations that apply to their role including data protection, health & safety and compliance
- The applicability of business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.
You will have the ability to:
Use multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation
Build and maintain positive relationships within your own team and across the organisation
- Demonstrate good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms.
What is required?
- Act as a role model, contributing to team cohesion and productivity
Representing the positive aspects of team culture and respectfully challenging inappropriate prevailing cultures ; taking responsibility for your own work, accepting feedback in a positive way, using initiative and showing resilience
- Demonstrate taking responsibility for team performance and quality of projects delivered.
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.
Progression and Career Opportunities
If students achieve a Pass at Level 2, with 90% attendance and a good record of behaviour and engagement with the course they can progress on to Level 3 if they also have GCSE English and maths (one at grade 4, the other at grade 3).
Entry Requirements for new students
- Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and Maths or a related Level 1 qualification plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or GCSE grade 1-3 (G-D)
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.