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What Will I Study?

You will study five business units throughout the course

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

You will study eight hospitality units throughout the course

  1. Unit 1 – Safe, hygienic and secure working environments in hospitality
  2. Unit 2 – Effective Teamwork
  3. Unit 3 – Giving customers a positive impression
  4. Unit 4 – Principles of customer service in Hospitality leisure travel tourism
  5. Unit 22 – Principles of cooking basic pasta dishes
  6. Unit 5 – Food safety in catering
  7. Unit 7 – Service of food at table
  8. Unit 19 – Principles of resolving customer service problems

More Info

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

These qualifications are internally assessed by your lecturers.

No exams

A distinction overall will allow you to progress to Level 3 Business Studies or other Level 3 programs at college, subject to meeting normal college requirements.

These courses also provide the essential skills to take forward into apprenticeships or straight into full or part-time employment

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

No previous business studies or hospitality experience is necessary

·Mainly grade Ds at GCSE

·Up to 3 grade Cs at GCSE

·NVQ level 1 or First Diploma

or you are:

·Pre 16

·Home or Steiner educated

Key Facts

Offered As

Ext Cert

Awarding Body


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.


David Armes (Hardenhuish School)

“Everyone at the college is really supportive and will do all they can to help get the best out of you. The college has the best facilities to help you achieve your dreams.”

Studying Business and ICT December 16, 2016

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