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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9933/1
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 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?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the business and administration sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in business and administration or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Business and Administration qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Business and Administration sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Business and Administration qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 3 credits and 3 further credits from either Group M or Group O1 (Optional Units).


    Units

    Mandatory Units

    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
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Units

    Learners may complete up to 3 credits from this group.

    Business Documents

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Business Documentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2461
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    Business Meetings

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Understanding Business Meeting Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7851
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    Finance, Budgeting and Managing Money in a Business Context

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2468
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Finance in a Business Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2476
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    Promoting Products and Services

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Promoting Products and Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/2490
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    The Marketing Environment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Marketing Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8115
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    Working as an Administrator

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Role of an Administrator

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2471
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    Working in Business Teams

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working in Business Teams

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2498
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    Working with Customers

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2500
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    Working with Office Equipment and Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with Office Equipment and Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2501
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    Working with People

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with People in Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2485
    Click here to view full unit details

    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 hospitality or catering 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, Extended 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.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    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.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    • Indicative content is provided for units within this qualification. This can be found via the Structure and Unit Details tab, or recognised Centres can login to Prism.

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