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Business Level 2 Diploma at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

The UK has the 5th largest economy in the world, consisting of micro, small, medium and large businesses and organisations operating across the private, public and third sectors. The CBI’s Education and Skills Survey 2013 revealed self-management, business and customer awareness, team-working and problem-solving as key attributes that employers look for in potential employees. As the UK’s economy rebalances following the financial crash of 2008 and businesses adapt to the disruption and opportunities presented by emerging technologies, there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs and employees with a sound understanding of finance, marketing, sales and management.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the world of business and apply your knowledge to real-life business situations. You will study a range of interesting modules covering all aspects of business. The BTEC First Diploma in Business is a vocationally related qualification where you will develop your knowledge and gain skills including team working, meeting deadlines and presenting information.

Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification.

Course content

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Sector Business
  • Recruitment Selection
  • Sales and Personal Selling
  • Delivering and Improving Customer Service
  • Effective Business Communications
  • Work in Business Teams
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Providing Business Support

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English or Level 1 Diploma and Level 1 Maths and English.


Assessments will take the form of assignments including: presentations, reports, discussions and role plays. The type and content of these assignments will vary depending on the particular units that are being assessed. They are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 2 Business programme can lead on to the level 3 Business programme.

The College also offers a variety of Apprenticeships in the Business sector including Business and Administration, Contact Center Operations, Customer service and Marketing and Social Media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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