Business Level 2
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grades 3/D or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course is part of the NCC Ambitions Programme – a unique programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing key personal skills such as communication, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills.

The UK has the sixth largest economy in the world, consisting of micro, small, medium and large businesses and organisations operating across the private, public and third sectors and employing 29.7 million people. The CBI’s Education and Skills Survey revealed self-management, business and customer awareness, team-working and problem-solving as key attributes that employers look for in potential employees. As the UK’s economy rebalances following the financial crash of 2008 and businesses adapt to the disruption and opportunities presented by emerging technologies, there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs and employees with a sound understanding of finance, marketing, sales and management.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the world of business and apply your knowledge to real life business situations. You will study a range of interesting topics covering all aspects of business, including the range of career opportunities in this vast sector. You will develop your business knowledge and gain skills including team work, meeting deadlines and presenting information. Units will include enterprise in the business world, finance for business, the principles of marketing and recruitment selection.


What will I learn?

• Enterprise in the business world
• Finance for business
• Principles of marketing
• Recruitment selection

How will the course be assessed?

Assessments will take the form of assignments or examinations including: presentations, reports, discussions and role plays. The type and content of these assignments will vary depending on the particular units that are being assessed. They are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades.



At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Progression and Careers

Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification or into an Apprenticeship.

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