Business – NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business
About the course
Are you aged 16-18 and focused on a career in business? This intensive one-year course introduces you to key business concepts and practices. It will prepare you for further study at a higher level, or for your first step in the business world.
You need four GCSEs at Grade D or above (including English). Alternatively, you'll need a BTEC Introductory Diploma at Merit or above, including Functional Skills, or a BTEC Certificate at Level 1.
You must have a reference from your school or employer, and will complete a test to assess your proficiency in English and Maths prior to full enrolment. You will also be interviewed so you can demonstrate your interest in the subject.
This course has three core units: Enterprise in the Business World; Finance for Business; and the Principles of Marketing. You will also take units that will develop your skills in communication, numeracy and information technology.
The whole course is geared towards increasing your employability across a number of fields.
Assessment is through coursework, along with periodic tests. Coursework includes research projects, written assignments, presentations, and practical activities.
You can progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, also offered by City and Islington College. Some students have progressed straight into employment in administration or customer service.
The teachers here are so helpful and passionate about what they do
Subjects: BTEC Extended Diploma in Business
Destination: Project management apprenticeship at Phoenix, an IT consultancy for law firms based in the City of London.
She said: “The teachers at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology are so helpful and passionate about what they do whether you are studying accounting or business. They want to push you so that you can achieve your potential and they don’t want you to fail.”
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