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Diploma in Business - Level 2 at South Thames College

Course description

This course is an ideal introduction to business studies. If you want an office-based job or to work in retail, this course will give you a great overview of business. It builds on the skills you already have and introduces you to new aspects of the business world so your future career options become even more interesting. You'll also have a work placement to give you real world experience, previously this has been with companies like Tesco, Office Angels and Next. We also run several visits a year to companies, often based in the City, to see the different roles and practices for the organisation - this will help you understand how different business sectors work. Previous visits have included Bank of Tokyo and Red Star Insurance. We also take part in other initiatives as they become available, for example, last year our students took part in a Dragon's Den style event run by Wandsworth Council.

Course content

You'll study a variety of business topics including:

  • Business organisations
  • Financial management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Enterprise
  • Customer service
  • Business planning - as part of this module you'll work In teams to develop a business plan and raise money for a community project
  • Business communication and information
  • Recruitment.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs A*-D including English or maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.


You'll be assessed throughout the year with coursework and exams.

Future opportunities

Continue on to a Level 3 course if you would like to get the entry requirements for university or for better job prospects. You could also take up an apprenticeship.

Further information

You'll be given a book list and you'll be expected to buy the main text book for the course. Our library is well-stocked with everything else you need.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
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