Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
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.
Learners must achieve 17 credits from this group.
Budgeting and Managing Money
Creating Business Web-pages
Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas
Exploring solutions to business problems
ICT for the Workplace
Improving own Employability Skills
Introduction to Self-Employment
Numeracy Skills for the Workplace
Promoting Products and Services
Running an Enterprise Activity
Running an Event
Supporting Sustainability in an Office Environment
The Role of an Administrator
Understanding Business Meeting Techniques
Understanding Finance in a Business Context
Understanding Online Business Activities
Working in Business Teams
Working with Customers
Working with Office Equipment and Systems
Working with People in Organisations
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 RequirementsThere 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.
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