Business Diploma Level 2
This Level 2 Diploma is an introduction to the world of business. You will develop an understanding of the essential skills required to work successfully in a business environment. The Diploma also gives you an understanding of business culture and responsibilities.
3 or 4 subjects at GCSE grade 3, ideally including English and Maths.
What will I study?
This qualification allows you to develop the skills required to solve problems, communicate and work effectively with others, and gives you the opportunity to learn how to manage and improve your own performance in a business environment. The Diploma covers topics such as:
- Introduction to Business & Enterprise
- Marketing for Business & Enterprise
- Finance for Business & Enterprise
- Plan, Develop & Participate in a Business or Enterprise Project
There is the opportunity to continue to study GCSE Maths and English towards grade 4 within this programme of study.
Method of delivery
Attendance is full-time and it may include work experience placement. Your studies will be across three full days per week. These will be mainly classroom based but you will also experience event organisation activities and project management. All of your sessions will be in College with 90% of your time classroom based and 10% undertaking simulated practical activities. Our methods of delivery will include student focused learning, formal teaching sessions, accompanied by workshops, tutorials, some independent studies, problem solving and work-based learning.
How will I be assessed?
It is a portfolio-based diploma. Internally assessed, you are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit, you must declare that the work produced is your own. The Assessor must countersign this. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):
- Assessor observation
- Witness testimony
- Record of professional discussion
- Record of oral and written questioning
- Candidate and peer reports
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeships or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion you may progress into employment within the business, retail, hospitality, visitor or tourism sector or progress to higher studies at Level 3 in either Business or Travel & Tourism. Alternatively, you could progress onto an apprenticeship.