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Skills for Business - Level 2

Start Date: 6th September 2021

Newcastle College Business 7
  • Length 1 year
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

Level 3 NCFE Foundation Diploma in Business or Level 3 NCFE Extended Diploma in Business

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More about the course

Do you dream of being your own boss? Like the idea of running your own business? Or how about leading a successful team?

This business course will help you develop the skills and understanding you need to work in any business environment, whether your goal is management, human resources, finance, marketing or running a company.

You will gain an understanding of all aspects of a successful business and learn how to create a business plan, set up a small business and develop key skills such as managing, accounting and retailing. 

Developed with employers including Tesco and Barclays, you will benefit from industry links and have the opportunity to complete a work placement.

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What can I do with a qualification in Business?

Daily tasks:

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.
Newcastle College Business 2

Median Salary

£63,487 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.
Newcastle College Business 1

Median Salary

£78,034 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.
Newcastle College Business 12

Median Salary

£50,372 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.
Newcastle College Business 10

Median Salary

£59,250 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Determines staffing needs.
Newcastle College Business 11

Median Salary

£50,210 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures compliance with the statutory regulatory framework.
  • Preparing general reports and briefs on more complex cases for senior management.
  • Promotes financial services, establishes contact with the local business community and professional firms.
  • Authorises loans and mortgages in accordance with bank or building society policy.
  • Verifies that accounting, recording and information storage and retrieval procedures are adhered to.
  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities of financial institutions.

Median Salary

£56,425 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

Median Salary

£27,635 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.
Newcastle College Travel And Tourism 5

Median Salary

£29,503 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
  • Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
  • Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
  • Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.

Median Salary

£29,440 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

Median Salary

£42,429 View more

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