Our Level 2 Business course provides a great introduction to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas and giving you the opportunity to gain practical work experience, helping you to understand how and why businesses operate. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Our course is designed to take you straight into employment, an apprenticeship or progression onto our Level 3 business qualiļ¬cations.

Awarding Body

Available As

L2Tech Cert

What will I study?

The Business Level 2 Extended Certificate aims to provide students with an introduction to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas which will help students to gain an insight into how and why businesses operate. Assignments will be undertaken both individually and in groups and will give students a chance to develop both team and communication skills. Students will work using ICT software to write reports and organise presentations. There is a strong emphasis on learning sound research skills and using a range of sources to present their work. Planning and meeting deadlines are vital.




OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business

You will study five units throughout the course totalling 30 credits:

  1. Unit 3 – Financial Forecasting for Business (5 credits)
  2. Unit 6 – Verbal and Non-verbal Communication in Business Contexts (5 credits)
  3. Unit 8 – Training and Employment in Business (5 credits)
  4. Unit 9 – Personal Selling in Business (5 credits)
  5. Unit 10 – Customer Relations in Business (10 credits)

How will I learn?

You will learn through a range of different teaching and learning methods, including standard lectures, practical work and individual and group based learning, using case studies and visits to local business to bring concepts to life. Each unit requires you to produce a range of evidence that includes written reports, presentations and videos.

You will also complete a program of work experience over a full week in the spring

How will I be assessed?

These qualifications are internally assessed by your lecturers.

No exams

Are there any trips on this course?

Throughout the course, we aim to visit a range of local well-known businesses to bring to life the concepts you learn throughout the course

Are there any specific entry requirements?

·       Mainly grade 3s at GCSE

·       NVQ Level 1 or First Diploma

or you are:

·       Pre-16

·       Home or Steiner educated

Careers Information


What is the Level 2 Diploma equivalent to?

If you achieve an overall pass grade or better this will equate to 4 GCSEs, grade C and above. A distinction overall will allow you to progress to a OCR  Diploma, subject to meeting normal college requirements.