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Business Level 2 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

Many people have aspirations to run their own business - this course will help you fine tune your skills! The course includes study of a wide range of businesses to see how they operate.

Course content

You will study a wide range of business topics including enterprise in the business world and finance for business. Other units include promoting a brand and the principles of marketing. The course also covers conducting business online, principles of customer service, building successful teams and recruitment and selection. During the course you will help set up a virtual business, create your own web site and research a range of businesses and business topics. You will also undertake a range of practical activities which also form part of your assessment.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at D or above including English and maths, or equivalent. Entry may be subject to a successful interview.


Interanally assessed portfolio of assignment work and two externally set assessments.

Financial information

You will need a memory stick for saving your work; stationery, a calculator, and a file to organise your course materials and handouts.It would be beneficial to be able to bring a laptop to class to make notes and undertake research. The recommended textbook costs around £20 and can be obtained online or ordered via the college.

Future opportunities

Employment in a variety of fields or further study such as the Level 3 study programme in Business (dependent upon a Merit profile at Level 2)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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