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Business - Level 2 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with a sound overview of working within a business or enterprise environment.

This full-time course is open to all students under the age of 19 and covers a broad range of business topics.  

The BTEC course had been designed to help develop your knowledge and understanding of the business sector. It is an integrated business programme that will introduce you to all aspects of business development and operations at local, national and global levels.

As part of your course you will also study and gain qualifications in English and maths - the key skills that are essential to progress in a business environment, either to study at the next level or to progress to employment. In addition to this the course has a strong focus on developing your employability skills by undertaking wider learning activities.

Course content

The units covered over the year are:

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Small business planning
  • Promoting a brand
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introducing project management
  • Business online
  • Working in business teams
  • Introducing retail business
  • Recruitment, selection and employment
  • Visual merchandising in retail business
  • Managing personal finances

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) including English language and preferably maths.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


Coursework assessment is completed throughout your course using case studies, projects, presentations, reports linked to real business, role play activities, marketing displays, visual merchandising window displays, video and web cam research. This builds up on skills and experience you gain as your course progress. 

Assessment is undertaken throughout the course in the form of assignments, presentations and projects.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of your BTEC course your potential employment opportunities could include

  • Apprenticeship
  • Administration assistant
  • Junior clerical assistant
  • Sales assistant
  • Retail trainee
  • Finance assistant
  • HRM administration assistant

Your potential pay levels could be in the region of £11,000-£13,000 dependant on the job role and the organisation. This could open opportunities for you to start the career pathway of your choice helping you to achieve your full potential.

What can I go on to study?
  • Level 3 National Diploma in Business
  • Level 3 courses in public services, leisure and tourism or IT
  • Start your own business

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.