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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
23
Qualification No:
603/2397/8
GLH:
183 hours
Total qualification time:
230 hours
Price:
£94.00 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/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualification has been developed following consultation with further education colleges and adult and community learning providers who requested new level 2 qualifications that were graded. It is intended primarily for learners post 16 who are interested in Business and Administration but have not studied Business and Administration at key stage 4 or who have not achieved higher grades in this subject.

    The qualification may be used within a 16-19 study programme and is intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to further study in a business or related area at a higher level.

    The qualification is part of a suite of graded qualifications that Gateway Qualifications has developed to complement the Suite of Skills qualifications in Business and Administration. The level 2 units in the qualification have the same content and pass criteria as some of the units in the Suite of Skills qualifications in Business and Administration but also include merit and distinction criteria.

    The qualification includes an optional unit in Improving own Employability skills. This could be used with learners who are on a programme that encompasses a work placement.

    Learners also have the option of completing a substantial project in an area of Business. This will support the development of independent learning and research skills that are essential for further study.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a total of 23 credits including the completion of 2 mandatory units from Group M and the remaining credits from optional units in Group O. All the optional units are at level 2 and include sector specific units and some generic units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 2 units from this group.

    Effective Communication for the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/7622
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    Understanding Business Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/615/7618
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve 17 credits from this group.

    Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/615/7615
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    Business Documentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/7754
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    Business Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/615/7625
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    Creating Business Web-pages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/615/7740
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/615/7751
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/615/7744
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    Exploring solutions to business problems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/615/8547
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    ICT for the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/7724
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    Improving own Employability Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/7767
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8546
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    Numeracy Skills for the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/615/7766
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    Promoting Products and Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/7626
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    Running an Enterprise Activity

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/615/7747
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    Running an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/615/7762
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    Supporting Sustainability in an Office Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/615/7634
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    The Role of an Administrator

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/7753
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    Understanding Business Meeting Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/7706
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    Understanding Finance in a Business Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/7705
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    Understanding Online Business Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/615/7736
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    Working in Business Teams

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/615/7759
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/8446
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    Working with Office Equipment and Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/7717
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    Working with People in Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/615/7712
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualifications are specifically targeted at level 2 learners who require stretch and challenge and they support progression to further education and study at a higher level or to further training. They also support the consolidation of key skills in literacy and numeracy and the development of independent learning in particular through the option of undertaking a project in the specific sector.


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

    Learners will develop sector specific knowledge, understanding and skills together with underpinning transferable skills that support progression to a range of level 3 qualifications within the sector or related areas.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Learners planning to progress to level 3 should take these qualifications rather than the Skills for Suite as the addition of grading to each unit supports stretch and challenge.


    What are the progression options?

    These qualifications provide the additional stretch and challenge that will support learners to progress to the next level of vocational learning


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    The qualifications contain optional units in communications skills and numeracy. These should support learners to further develop their English and maths skills and enable them to progress to the next level.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There are no prior entry requirements to these level 2 qualifications. While some learners may have taken level 1 in the particular sector many learners will be studying a particular sector for the first time.

    Funding information

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    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 assignments can be used to help successfully deliver our qualifications and assessments.

    Assignment – Business – Effective Communication

    Assignment – Business – Understanding Business Organisations

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