What comes to mind when you think of working in business? Paperwork and meetings? Making big decisions? This may be true, but it’s only part of what the business world has to offer. This is a fresh and modern industry, full of exciting ideas. It rewards ambition, innovation and confidence. Have you ever wondered why some companies make huge amounts of money but others go bust? Or watched ‘Dragon’s Den’ and thought you could do better? With a Diploma in Business, Level 2, you will gain the knowledge, values and skills you need to kick-start a great career in the industry.
We offer a hands-on approach to learning that mixes the study of real life businesses and case studies, with lectures, group discussion and independent study. You will explore the main sectors of the industry, including; Marketing, Finance, Personnel and Enterprise. You will think about the way that different businesses work, how they build relationships with their customers, how they manage their money and what they do to look after their staff. You will also learn about the challenges of starting a small business and running a company online.
Applicants require 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) to include English and maths or BTEC equivalent at merit grade. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.
Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through projects and coursework. Your assessments will be based on real-life situations and you will be expected to show your knowledge of business concepts in your work. There are no exams. In addition, you will be required to wear industry standard business attire throughout your course.
What can I do next
If you are passionate about business, then you will want to progress to our Extended Diploma in Business Level 3. Alternatively, you could think about going straight into employment and starting off with a junior post in insurance, banking, sales, retail or administration.
- Enterprise in the Business World
- Finance for Business
- Promoting a Band
- Sales and Personal Selling
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Online
- Working in Business Teams