This course allows you to study the world of business, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will examine the roles and responsibilities of setting up a new business and its financial management. You will also develop key skills, such as analysis and review of key financial statements.

This qualification provides an engaging, practical and relevant introduction to the world of business. It encourages you to explore the range of business types and understand the factors that influence success through analysing business models.

It enables you to develop, enhance and apply your research, practical, communication and technical skills through creating and presenting a business plan for a realistic business start-up in your local area.

You will study finance and analyse key financial statements (for example, income statements and statements of financial position), reviewing their importance in the successful financial management of a business.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:
Level 2 Vocational programmes require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 3.

Subject Specific Requirements:
English Language GCSE Grade 3 and Maths GCSE Grade 3.

How will I be assessed?

You will study three mandatory units, covering key aspects that underpin all business and the development of business models.

Mandatory units:
• Unit 1: Introduction to Business
• Unit 2: Finance for Business (External)
• Unit 3: Enterprise in the Business World (Synoptic)

You will choose a further unit from three optional units, covering marketing, customer services and business recruitment.

Where does it lead?

On successful completion of this course and with a grade 4 in English Language and Maths you can progress to Level 3 Business or other Level 3 courses.

Alternatively you may seek employment in the industry as an apprentice. Career opportunities include: Assistants in business administration, human resources, marketing, finance, sales and customer service.

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