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Business Certificate Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Devel­op a range of skills and gain fun­da­men­tal knowl­edge of the Busi­ness sec­tor. You will explore the areas that specif­i­cal­ly inter­est you such as finance, cus­tomer ser­vice, mar­ket­ing or small busi­ness management.

This course pro­vides you with trans­fer­able, inter­per­son­al skills val­ued by employ­ers and uni­ver­si­ties. We also work in part­ner­ship with local/​global busi­ness­es to pro­vide a recruit­ment and selec­tion day (linked to course units) to pro­vide a real­is­tic expe­ri­ence of the recruit­ment process for an apprenticeship.

In addi­tion, busi­ness entre­pre­neurs pro­vide a Drag­on’s Den’ style event to sup­port com­ple­tion of a busi­ness enter­prise unit, busi­ness plan­ning and to devel­op pre­sen­ta­tion skills. The mar­ket­ing units are sup­port­ed by trips to Sacrewell Farm and Cad­bury’s World where brand­ing tech­niques are explored to sup­port com­ple­tion of the units.


Entry Require­ments

The stan­dard entry require­ments for a Lev­el 2 course are 4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths, or a Lev­el 1 qual­i­fi­ca­tion plus maths and Eng­lish GCSE at 3 or func­tion­al skills. P> 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you


One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to) :

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — sub­ject to course availability 
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard — sub­ject to course availability 
  • Enrolling you on GCSE maths and Eng­lish if you have not passed with a grade 4 
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well 

You will need to pass your Lev­el 2, and GCSE maths and Eng­lish to progress on to a Lev­el 3 course.

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed on enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you can progress to the Busi­ness Extend­ed Diplo­ma Lev­el 3, you will also need to have both maths and Eng­lish GCSE at a grade 4 or above.

Alter­na­tive­ly you con­sid­er an appren­tice­ship in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, Cus­tomer Ser­vice, IT, Retail, or Team Lead­ing, or employment.

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Unit 1: Enter­prise in the busi­ness world
  • Unit 2: Finance for business
  • Unit 4: Prin­ci­ples of cus­tomer service
  • Unit 8: Recruit­ment, selec­tion and employment
  • Unit 9: Prin­ci­ples of marketing
  • Unit 11: Build­ing suc­cess­ful busi­ness teams
  • Unit 14: Busi­ness online


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I’ve received an offer to study Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of York which is cred­it to the var­ied mod­ules and real insight the course has giv­en me in to the busi­ness industry.

Sarah Joseph- Asikhia



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