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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/6485/3
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    We looked at our current Level 2 offer in the Business and Administration sector and saw that there were a lot of units that needed indicative content added or in some cases other amendments to ensure that the Business qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications remained up to date and desirable for centres to offer to their learners.

    We carried out a full review of all units that are currently in the ‘Skills for Business and Administration’ qualification suite. Several new units have been created and others have been updated to ensure that our qualifications are fit for purpose and support progression. We have added indicative content to existing and new units and, in some cases, have amended credit values and guided learning hours (GLH) in response to feedback from centres. For these reasons, we believe that our new ‘Business’ qualification suite supports the changes within the Business sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credits and at least 3 further credits from Group M or Group O1 – Optional Units: Business.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve at least 3 credits from this group.

    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4085
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    Understanding Business Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2494
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    Optional Units: Business

    Learners may complete up to 3 credits from this group.

    Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3394
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    Business Documentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3395
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    Business Organisational Structures

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3396
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    Online Business Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/618/3438
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    Planning and Running an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/618/3408
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    Promoting Products and Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3409
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    Supporting Sustainability in a Business Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/618/3414
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    The Marketing Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3416
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    The Role of an Adminstrator

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3433
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    Understanding Business Meeting Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7851
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    Understanding Finance in a Business Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3437
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    Understanding Legislation and Regulations in a Customer Service Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/2495
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    Working in Business Teams

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3447
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3569
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    Working with Office Equipment and Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3455
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to business and administration. The qualification is of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults requiring a skill set in a specific vocational area in order to demonstrate their preparedness for employment in a business setting.

    • young people on trainee ships who are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship.

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Level 2 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 3.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners must complete one of two mandatory units:

    • Understanding Business Organisations
    • Communication Skills for Work


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in business and administration before progressing to an apprenticeship, employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 3 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in business and administration such as administrative assistant, customer service agent, clerk.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a bigger qualification at level 2 or directly to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Business and Administration or to a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in any of the available pathways.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1. It is available to learners aged 16+.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.