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Business Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL202
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study mode: Full Time, Part Time
Overview

Equivalent in size to three GCSE’s  8 units of which 2 are externally assessed.  The BTEC first Award and the Technical certificate in business.

Business Level 2 is a 1 year course designed programme for students who wish to have a wide range of options to progress to a level 3 course and pursue a career in business or a business law or accounts environment.

The course will equip you with the skills and qualifications required by employers and colleges. Skills in Business will be useful across a range of careers and industries and offer excellent progression opportunities. 

You will investigate real businesses; how they are structured, grow and trade.

What will I study?

Business Administration and Business units including using business technology, enterprise in the business world, planning an event and an optional unit that focuses on promoting a brand.

Enrichment and Employability?

In terms of employability, there are various opportunities working alongside local employers such as, Boots, Barclays, Marks and Spencer’s and Costa, just to mention a few. Learners are able to attain a wide variety of skills from working with these employers ranging from customer service skills to team working.

Learners will also be Involved with the National Citizen Service programme, this consists of learners going on a residential trip to carry out team building and problem solving activities. The benefit of this is that learners are able to engage with challenges they have never faced before. This builds confidence, communication and team working skills, better preparing them for the future in employment.

There are other trips planned such as an Amazon visit, which will allow learners to witness first hand and gain an insight into how one the largest businesses in the world operate on a normal day-to-day basis.

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 including English Language or Math’s or completion of a Level 1 course with Grade 3 English or Math’s.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification has two externally assessed units and 6 assignment based units the assignments that students undertake form the basis of their results which are graded as a Pass, Merit, Distinction, or a Distinction*.

What can I do next?

Once you have successfully completed your Level 2 qualification, you will be able to progress onto a level 3 qualification or an apprenticeship. Another option could be potential progression into full time employment.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Business Adviser

As a business adviser you would give advice and support to help new businesses to start up and established businesses to grow. You might advise on a range of issues including finance and marketing. If you want to use your experience to help businesses, this job could be perfect for you.

You will need excellent spoken and written communication skills. A positive, problem solving attitude will also help you be successful in this job.

To work as business adviser you need experience and a good track record in business management. Most business advisers have run their own business, or worked in management, finance or human resources.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Marketing Executive

As a marketing executive, you would promote your employer's products, services or ideas. If you love using your communication skills in a creative way, this could be the ideal job for you.

You would need organisational skills to plan product launches, market research and public relations events. Using your confidence and creativity you would also market your products across TV, radio and the press.

Most marketing executives get into this role through completing an HNC/HND or degree. Entry is also possible with relevant experience and professional qualifications.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Human Resources Officer

If you enjoy working with people and you're looking for an office role, this could be the perfect job for you. Human resources (HR) officers, also known as personnel officers, look after hiring and developing employees. They look after their welfare too.

Most employers will want you to have qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. You will also need to have a good standard of general education. Previous experience of office work would help.

To become a human resources officer, you need to be tactful and friendly. Sometimes you’ll need to be firm too. You will also need to be careful with confidential information.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire