Business Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you have an interest in business and events management that you want to develop further. There is an emphasis on employees being work ready, so business skills and qualifications are more important than ever in today’s dynamic modern economy. If you have a passion for business and are an entrepreneur, then this is the course for you.

This qualification puts emphasis on real world business rather than just being limited to theory. Students will prepare for the workplace by developing marketing and entrepreneurial skills.

We recognise that not everyone will leave school ready or confident enough to undertake a Level 3 T Level, and some may need time to develop their English and maths, communication and problem-solving skills.

This programme is a challenging fast-track course delivered over one year to help you prepare for the T Level qualification. It includes a mix of content from the T Level such as a creating a business portfolio, work experience and includes a significant amount of English and maths.

The breadth of content will ensure you are able to apply your skills in a variety of environments for different purposes. You will be assessed through practical coursework and exam-assessed content.

This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during a substantial industry placement. Subjects may include:

  • Communication skills for work
  • Understanding business organisations
  • Running an event
  • Promoting products and services
  • Understanding finance in a business context
  • Exploring entrepreneurship.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, assignments, case studies, and presentations. You may need to compile a portfolio of evidence to present at the end of the course for assessment purposes. This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during a substantial industry placement.

Progression Options

Following successful completion of the course at Merit grade or above overall, and completion of both maths and English qualifications at grade 4 for GCSE or pass at Functional Skills Level 2, you could continue to the T Level Business Management & Administration course, another appropriate qualification, or start an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Business Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range with grade 3 in English and maths, and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful interview. All students undertake a diagnostic period of six weeks to ascertain their suitability, attitude, and preparedness for the demands of these qualifications. It may be discussed during this programme that an alternative is more suitable.

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I’ve learned so much and the tutors helped me work out what I’d like to do after College. When I complete my course I’m going to Nottingham Trent University to studying International Business with a language.

Chloe Callaghan

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