Business Level 2 First Certificate

Course Overview

Businesses need employees to have a range of skills and on this Level 2 course, you will learn about enterprise in the business world, finance, and how to plan and run a small business. With sessions in planning, promotion and the principles of marketing, which are essential if you want a business to be successful. You will also gain useful project management skills, which will help you organise your time, money and products/services effectively in a rapidly changing market.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English.

Course Skills & Benefits

The Level 2 Certificate is a one-year qualification which will prepare you for a range of careers in business,for example retail, administration and online business.

Mandatory Units

The course is unit based and includes the following units:

Enterprise in the Business World
Finance for Business
Principles of Marketing

Plus students will continue to study maths and/or English

Optional Units

Promoting a Brand
Providing Business Support
Building Successful Teams
Sales and Personal Selling
Financial Planning and Forecasting

Course Progression

With further training or study, learners may progress into Business related careers such as accounting, administration, customer service, marketing, HR, IT personnel or sales.

The Level 2 Frist Certificate in Business, along side a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, prepares you both for employment and more advanced Level 3 courses such as a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Business, Accounting or Law.

Course Assessment

The majority of the units are assessed and graded by course work assignments. Two units are externally assessed with one e-test and one written paper. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. The coursework is assessed through a range of methods including assignments, projects, presentations, role-plays and tests. Throughout the year you will build up a portfolio of work to show that you have passed each unit.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time