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Business Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma at Gateway College

Course description

This one year course covers a number of business related topics including Marketing and Finance, Selling and Retail, and Starting a Small Business. There is a practical selling event undertaken within the College to add realism to the course. Visiting speakers support topic content and preparation of assignments. There are opportunities to learn through classroom exercises, working in groups, developing research skills. Additionally, students attend a work placement. This course is intended to form the basis of progression to Level 3 Business, but will also be career orientated and will include English and Maths development.  


Course content

Other units include; Business Organisations, Business Purposes, People in Organisations, Financial Forecasting for Business, The Marketing Plan and Personal Selling in Business.

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade D and E (3/2), or Pass in a Level 1 Vocational Programme, including English Language and Maths (grade D/3) or Functional Skills Level 1.


Grades are: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

Assessment is by a portfolio of coursework evidence including case studies, presentations, role play and reports etc.

Financial information

Free for all UK home students.

Future opportunities

Progression to BTEC/OCR Level 3 courses in Business or IT. Some students may wish to go into employment or undertake an apprenticeship.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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