Skills for Business - Level 2
Start Date: 6th September 2021
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.
This is a two-year course that leads to a Level 3 Diploma or a Level 3 Extended Diploma. You will be placed on a programme depending on your grades.
Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
- GCSE grade 3 in English or maths
- GCSE grade 4 in English or maths
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year programme. You will achieve a qualification after successful completion of each year.
In year one you will receive either a Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business or a Level 3 Diploma in Business.
In year two you will receive either a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business.
What will I learn?
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Managing an event
- International business
- Principles of management
- Business decision making
How is the course taught?
- Group work
- Guided independent study
How am I assessed?
- Report writing
- Controlled assessments
- TED Talks
- Practical activities
Work experience opportunities
Business students have the opportunity to complete work experience within a local business and as part of our annual Industry Week, you will work on live briefs from an employer such as Barclays to support finance, marketing or operational plans.
You will also attend guest lectures which have recently included Beamish Museum, Tesco, Brewin Dolphin, Aesthetically Trained and independent journalists.
English and Maths
If you do not hold GCSE grade 4 maths and English, you will be supported with dedicated lessons to help you achieve these.
English and maths will be embedded into your course to help you develop the skills needed in your career. You may explore maths through topics such as accounting and finance, budgeting, the impact of inflation and taxation.
Where can I progress?
You can progress to the FdA in Business Management when you successfully complete this course.
Alternatively, you could progress into industry and work in entry level roles within key business areas such as human resources, finance, marketing or retail.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.