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Business BTEC Diploma Level 2 at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

Business courses at City College will help you to gain a broad understanding of enterprise and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in commerce today.

Our Business department is one of the most dynamic and exciting areas at the College, using trips, work placements, practical experience and industry talks as the basis of our training programmes.

Our Level 2 students also benefit from a trip to London where we get access to top level businesses and how they work.

Our courses are fun but everything backs up the knowledge you gain in the classroom!

Course content

On this course you will study:

  • Business purposes
  • Business organisations
  • Financial forecasting for business
  • Customer relations
  • Visual merchandising
  • Promoting and branding in retail
  • People in organisations
  • Business enterprise

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D, to include GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics. Or BTEC Business Level 1 and Functional Skills Level 1 in Mathematics and English.

Read newspapers regularly to keep up to date with news and events in the business world.

 

Assessment

Students will be required to complete internally assessed assignments, ranging from presentations, work sheets to written assessments.

Financial information

There is an overnight UK visit, which is a mandatory part of the course, at a cost of £120.

Future opportunities

After completing the course successfully, there is the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business qualification to progress to, as well as other courses within the college.

This qualification has been developed to provide the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to prepare learners for employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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    • Located in North Laine, right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from a vibrant mix of shops, cafés, theatres and entertainment. You’ll be at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

      Study Programme qualifications

      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

      Read, learn & watch 

      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
      • Over 80 computer stations, equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

      Get creative

      • Well-equipped, spacious and specialist art studios
      • Video and photographic studios
      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
      • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

      Digital Design Centre

      • Mac-based Graphic Design suite
      • PC-based 3-D Multimedia suite with motion capture
      • Video studio with Chromakey and lighting rig
      • Digital video cameras, recorders and digital SLRs
      • All rooms fully networked with email and internet access on every machine.

      The Hub

      • A one-stop-shop to get you prepared for the world of work
      • Advice and support on job hunting, careers, employability skills, work experience, Apprenticeships and CV-writing

      The Gallery and its commercial kitchens

      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
      • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community
      • Supported by four industry-standard training kitchens

      Relax and unwind

      • Professionally equipped salons open to the public
      • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon
      • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace
      • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments

      Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

      • A working travel agency open to the public
      • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies
      • The opportunity to practise what you have learnt and show employers that you have real experience

      Experiments and research

      • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South East
      • Specialist facilities for forensic science

      Relax and refuel

      • The Central Café offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
      • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines
      • The Coffee Stop serves speciality teas and coffees
      • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionery

      Getting here

      City College Central Campus is less than 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station and local bus routes to Pelham Street include:

      Via London Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 22, 33, 40, 270, 271

      Via Lewes Road

      24, 25, 28, 29, 37, 49, 50, 78

      Via Hollingbury/Hollingdean

      26, 46, 50

      Via Western Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 21, 21A, 46, 49