Business Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL206
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

Level 2 Business is an exciting 1 year course that will give you relevant skills and work experience within tailored and practical assignments. 

You will develop skills that will make you more attractive to future employers and help you achieve a fantastic career within Business.

Through the course you will cover units in Human Resources; face-to-face selling; management; building customer relations; consumer rights; bookkeeping and finance; and branding and promotion.

You will develop skills in IT, teamwork building, research, writing and delivering presentations and effective communications.

Possible career opportunities include;

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Customer Services 
  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Human Resources
  • Self-employed business owner

 

What will I study?

You will study core units in the following topics

  • Face-to-face selling
  • Business customer relations
  • Consumer rights
  • Bookkeeping and finance
  • Branding and promotions

 

Most students will be required to study Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Information Technology. Students will also have the opportunity to study Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Personal Finance (ICPF)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 uncluding English Language and Maths or completion of a Level 1 Business course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by written assignments, portfolio work and team work projects (Level 2 has one exam based unit).

What can I do next?

If you achieve a Merit or Distinction in this course you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, which offers an additional specialism in either Accounting, Law or General.

You may also want to pursue A-Levels or other vocational qualifications that Blackburn College offer e.g. Public Services, Health and Social Care, Construction. To find out more about other qualifications please use the search function or click on 'Find your course'. 

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Management Consultant

  • £
    25,000
    + starting salary
  • 50 hours per week

Management consultants help businesses and organisations to solve problems, improve efficiency and manage changes to the way they work.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Marketing Manager

  • £
    25,000 per year
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

As a marketing manager, it would be your job to plan the best ways of promoting your employer's products, services or brand. If you’re organised and love communicating messages and ideas, this could be the job for you.

You will need to have the management skills to lead and motivate a team. You would also need to handle pressure well when you're working to tight deadlines.

To get into this job you will usually need experience as a marketing executive. Employers are likely to be more interested in your skills, track record and industry knowledge than your formal qualifications.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Financial Adviser

  • £
    22,000
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

Financial advisers help their clients choose the financial products and services that best meet their current and future needs. As a financial adviser, you could advise your clients on the right investments, savings, pensions, mortgages or insurance products.

To succeed in this role, you need to be able to explain complex information clearly and simply. If you are interested in finance and you want to help people to get the best out of their money, this could be an ideal job for you.

You can become a financial adviser by taking a qualification in financial planning that is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You will usually take this qualification through your employer. It will help if you have GCSEs in English and maths, and some relevant work experience in customer service, sales or finance.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Solicitor

  • £
    16,650
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you are interested in the law and want a career in legal work, this job could be ideal for you. As a solicitor it would be your job to advise clients about the law, and act on their behalf in legal matters. Your clients could be individuals, groups of people or companies.

There are different ways to become a solicitor and all involve academic and vocational training over several years.

To be a solicitor you will need strong spoken and written communication skills. You will need to be able to analyse large amounts of information. You will also need confidence and the ability to work under pressure

 

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Legal Executive

  • £
    15,000
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Legal executives specialise in one area of law. They have trained to the same level as solicitors in that area and do much of the same work.

This job will suit you if you have good spoken and written communication skills, as you'll need to explain complex legal matters clearly to people. You’ll need patience and discretion. You also need to be able to work under pressure.

To become qualified in this area you will have to follow one of the training routes offered by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. You will also need to have practical experience in a legal environment.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Retail Manager

  • £
    20,000
    + starting salary
  • 37-40 hours per week

If you want a challenging career in a fast-moving environment, then this could be the job for you.

As a retail manager, you would be responsible for the day-to-day running of a store, motivating staff to achieve sales targets, organising promotional events and monitoring industry trends.

You can get into this career in a number of ways from working your way up through the company to entering through a graduate trainee scheme.

You will need strong leadership potential, the ability to maximise retail opportunities and be confident in making decisions.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Facilities

You will study in The Elizabeth building – an addition to the 1888 Old Victoria building, situated on the college campus, in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre.

You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Blackburn College Business & Law students regularly implement business ideas to generate money for charities, and students often run a business publicity roadshow. We hold an annual Dragons’ Den event where students pitch their ideas to a panel of business delegates and students also benefit from regular guest speakers from the legal and retail management fields.

There will be an opportunity to study an additional unit in IFS – the Institute if Financial Services to gain extra UCAS points.

If you study at Level 3 you will also have the opportunity to join the Business Career Academy and gain a 6 week paid internship, an industry mentor and extra UCAS points.

Our tutors also organise social events to attractions such as Manchester United, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as educational trips London’s Old Bailey, High Court and Houses of Parliament.