Business Level 2 Certificate

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The level 2 Business programme at Cirencester College gives students more than just the opportunity to learn the content in the specification, it prepares them for transition to level 3 or the competitive business world after college. In a vocational programme we try to provide practical business experiences for students. You will be introduced to the world of business, examining concepts and ideas and 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. This programme is designed to take you straight into employment, an apprenticeship or progression onto our T-level business qualifications at level 3.

What will I study in Business Level 2 Certificate?

The Business level 2  programme, 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. 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.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Business Organisations
  • People in Organisations
  • The Marketing Plan
  • Business Online

Entry Requirements

  • Students will require at least 3 GCSE passes at grade 3 or above to qualify

How will I learn?

You will learn through a range of different teaching and learning methods, including standard lessons, practical work, individual and group based learning.  Each unit requires you to produce a range of evidence that includes written reports, presentations and videos. We also incorporate guest speakers and trips to ensure students get a wide variety of learning environments.

You will be timetabled for one day a week of work experience.

 

How will I be assessed?

Internally assessed by your teachers.

No exams

Any trips?

Throughout the programme, we aim to ensure students are given opportunities to hear from businesses and experience how they would use the skills/knowledge they have learnt, in the real world.

Examples of these are:

  • Cadbury World
  • Alton Towers
  • Harry Potter Studios
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Are there any costs involved?

Students will need access to a PC or laptop at home

FAQs

Are there any exams?

No – there are no exams in this course; all assessments are coursework based.


Should I have studied business at GCSE?

No previous business studies experience is necessary


Awarding Body

OCR Cambridge Technical

Available As

Level 2 Technical Certificate

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