Business Level 2 Vocational
If you want to have your own business or work within the business sector then this course is for you!
You need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above (including English and Maths)
THE COURSE (1 year)
This course gives you a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of different aspects of business including marketing, finance and customer services, as well as the practical skills needed to help you gain employment.
You will have 10 hours of business lessons a week. You will produce assessment work for each unit throughout the year. Your diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.
Business Purposes: you will gain an understanding of the purpose and different forms of ownership of business and of the business context in which organisations operate.
Business Organisations: you will gain an understanding of the various aims and objectives that business organisations have, distinguishing between the short-term and long-term, and how they are organised into different functional areas to effectively meet these
Financial Forecasting: you will gain the basic financial knowledge needed for all aspect of business and specifically enables learners to use two of the most popular forecasting techniques; break even analysis and cash flow forecasting.
People in Organisations: you will develop your career management skills (career development planning, application and interviewing techniques) whilst at the same time using the knowledge gained to place skills into context of organisational ‘people resources’ requirements (job roles, functions and structures)
The Marketing Plan: you will gain an understanding of the marketing concepts used by a business and be able to plan suitable promotional activities
Verbal and non-verbal communication: you will learn how to communicate effectively and why this is important in business.
Business communication through written documentation: you will develop an understanding of why effective written communication is important to businesses and be able to create a range of documents.
Personal Selling: you will develop the skills necessary for effective personal selling in business and participate in a sales event.
Customer Relations in Business: you will learn about the importance of customer service in satisfying customers’ needs and will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your customer relations skills.
Business Online: you will examine different online business activities carried out by a range of businesses and develop an understanding of the issues, risks and impacts of ecommerce. Then develop and demonstrate practical skills to make web pages.
There is not a text book for this course. Two websites with lots of interesting information are:
- GCSE Bitesize
It is also a good idea to read a news website, such as the BBC, or a newspaper, such as The Guardian
- Create a Sway presentation about an idea for a new product (perhaps this could be a new chocolate bar, or maybe a product to make life easier during the lockdown)
- Create a leaflet about an entrepreneur of your choice. This could explore their motivation and the skills they used to develop their business(es).
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