Business Level 2 Certificate

The course has been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the business sector.

  • Level

    Level 2

  • Type

    Other

  • Study Mode

    Full-time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Reading College

This programme will give you a broad introduction to the Level 3 T Level in Business. You will have the opportunity to learn through technical knowledge and industry-relevant practical skills. You will be introduced to all aspects of business development and finance.

You will also have the opportunity to study and gain qualifications in English and Digital Skills to help you progress to the next level of study or employment.

The contextualisation of maths, English and Digital Skills is designed to aid you in understanding their relevance to industry in your future experience.

Work experience is an essential part of this programme and will help you to develop the attitudes needed for work in the sector.

The Business Level 2 Extended Certificate programme consists of up to 12 units for a total of 60 credits of which four units are compulsory.

These include:

  • business purposes
  • business organisations
  • people in organisations
  • business enterprise
  • the marketing plan
  • promoting and branding in retail
  • business online
  • financial forecasting for business
  • training and employment
  • consumer rights

The programme has been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the business sector. It’s an integrated programme that introduces aspects of business development and finance and may have work experience incorporated.

You will study and gain qualifications in English and maths – the skills that are essential to progress in a business environment, either to the next level of study or in employment. This will also help you to complete your assessed course work. In addition the course includes a strong focus on developing your ICT skills.

This course develops technical and employability skills such as making presentations, working in groups and working individually. The core subjects are business purposes, business organisations, financial forecasting for business and people in organisations. Other key areas covered are personal finance, interpersonal skills and customer service. You will develop research skills, become a more independent learner and gain knowledge and understanding which will enable you to meet all kinds of challenges in your future career. You will start to take a case study approach to studying organisations.

After successful completion of this course, you could progress to a relevant Level 3 course, such as the Business BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/ Extended Diplomas, or direct entry into employment in a business environment in a supervisory or trainee management post.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate all the following outcomes:

  • assessing the success of businesses
  • planning for business change
  • supporting a team to implement business processes

You will achieve these outcomes by studying the following topics:

  • introduction to Business Internal
  • finance for Business External
  • enterprise in the business world

T-Level in Business and Administration, any other Level 3 course or apprenticeship.

To enter this course, you will be required to have four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including, English and maths.

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