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Business Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This course will develop your skills in communication, presentation, numeracy, team working, organisation and meeting deadlines.

The course usually takes place over 3 days per week.

The team of tutors are specialists in their area and have industry experience. They organise a variety of trips for students, for example, a trip to London to visit the Bank of England, Houses of Parliament and The Supreme Court.

Throughout the year there are guest speakers, workshops and in house competitions.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

During the course you will study subjects such as:

- Developing customer service
- Investigating financial control 
- People in organisations 
- Providing business and administrative support 
- Exploring business enterprise
- Management
- Team leading

You will learn via case studies, role play, group activities and working independently on assignments. Students also work on real-life projects, for example running a fundraising dinner, silent auction or business awards.

This course includes a one-week work placement.

Entry requirements

You will need either:

Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English

NVQ Level 1 in a related field or equivalent

BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction


Assessment is continual throughout the year and includes:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Future opportunities

This course can lead onto the Level 3 Diploma in Business or Travel and Tourism, Access to Higher Education, or work related careers in a variety of fields including: accountancy, administration, customer service, finance, information technology, personnel or sales.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.