Level 2 Business
Business & Professional
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
Business is booming! Do you dream of creating your own brand, working with numbers in the world of finance or even becoming your own boss? The skills you will gain from this course will create endless opportunities for your future career.
This is an introductory course that is ideal if you want to study the world of business. You will examine key issues businesses face and learn how to apply your knowledge to different challenges. You will also develop key business skills such as problem solving, communicating, and working effectively with others, and you will also get the opportunity to learn how to manage and improve your own performance in a business environment.
Why should I choose the course?
Business is a very popular field of study and provides you with excellent transferrable skills and job opportunities. Whether you aspire to own your own business, have a keen interest in the world of finance, or want to progress on to university, our business course will help you to reach your career goal. You will examine the key issues businesses face and learn how to apply your knowledge to different challenges. As part of the course, you will also have the opportunity to take part in organised overseas and UK trips to places such as Berlin, New York, Liverpool and Manchester.
What will I learn?
This dynamic and wide-ranging course will prepare you for the exhilarating world of business. You will learn about the basics of the business culture and environment including how to work with others, communicating with others, managing and improving your own performance, responding to change, delivering customer service, and solving problems. You will be assessed through coursework, which can include written assignments, presentations, observations, and projects.
What will the course lead on to?
After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to progress on to the Level 3 Business course, which could then lead you towards university or an apprenticeship, to enable you to earn while you learn. You could also take an alternative route and study a different suitable level 3 qualification.
Are there any links with industry and university?
This course benefits from excellent employer links, which will enhance your learning and support you in gaining work placements. Work placements are a vital part of the course and will give you valuable experience and contacts ready for when you begin your career journey. Past students have completed work placements with the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Advance Solutions Pty Ltd, Warrington Borough Council accounts department, and KLS Law Solicitors. We also invite leading industry professionals into the college to deliver guest lecturers and demonstrations, providing fascinating insight into the real world of business.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Studying business with us will give you the skills and knowledge to work in any sector of business whether it’s global companies, charities, or local councils.
During your time at the college, you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will enrich your time here alongside your course. You can actively participate in activities to boost your skills in equality and diversity, confidence, leadership, teamwork, health and wellbeing, and self-motivation, which can all help to enhance your employability.
Our current students thoroughly enjoy their time here; in the latest student survey results, we found that 100% of our learners agreed that the teaching on the course is good and teachers have high expectations. On this course will be taught by business tutors who are highly qualified subject specialists, offering both academic excellence and industry experience.
What are the entry requirements?
Minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and/or maths, or successful completion of a level 1 qualification. Students will be expected to continue to study towards a GCSE Grade 4 English or maths if not already achieved.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There may be some additional costs associated with this course, as you will be expected to possess your own portable storage device to help with your studies. There may be some additional expenditure associated with trips and visits.
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