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Level 2 Diploma in Business at East Sussex College

Course description

During this one-year course you will gain a greater understanding of the business environment and business functions.

Course content

During the course you will study a variety of topics such as marketing, sales, customer service, finance, and business communications. You will investigate the latest developments and innovations in the business world and gain a solid grounding in essential skills for business which include, team working, ICT, working to deadlines, making presentations, and completing assignments. 

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Finance for Business
  • Promoting a Brand
  • Introducing Retail Business
  • Recruitment, Selection & Employment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Sector Business
  • Visual Merchandising in Retail Business
  • Small Business Planning
  • Introducing Project Management
  • Delivering & Improving Customer Service
  • Introducing International Business

Work experience is an integral part of the course and the college has connections with a large number of local employers who will offer you the opportunity to apply the skills you learn on this course.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades 3 and above (A*- D), including English & maths 


This is a mixed assessment qualification, and you will be assessed through assignments, reports, team work, presentations and examinations.

Financial information

A fee of £50 is required at enrolment to meet the cost of course visits.

Future opportunities

There are plenty of options for you to choose after this course. You could study our Level 3 Business qualification, start an apprenticeship in Business related subjects such as finance or marketing, or find full-time employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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