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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
15
Qualification No:
603/6490/7
GLH:
116 hours
Total qualification time:
150 hours
Price:
£62.50 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 achieve 15 credits. They must complete the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 6 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 6 credits from Group O1 (Optional Units - Business) and 3 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 10 credits must be at level 2 or above. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units from Group M (Mandatory Units), totalling 6 credits.

    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 must complete a minimum of 6 credits from this group.

    Business Documents

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Business Communication

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/505/2456
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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 Meetings

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Supporting Business Meetings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3412
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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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    Business Organisational Structures

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Business Organisational Structures

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3396
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    Creating Business Web-pages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Creating Business Web-pages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3578
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    Digital Marketing

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Marketing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3676
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    Digital Marketing

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3705
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4156
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4092
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4100
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    Market Research

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Market Research

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/618/3405
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    Online Business Activities

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Online Business Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/618/3438
    Click here to view full unit details
    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:
    A/618/3394
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    Personal Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3406
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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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    Planning and Running an Event

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning and Running an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/618/3408
    Click here to view full unit details
    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:
    T/618/3409
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    Running an Enterprise Activity

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Running an Enterprise Activity

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/618/3410
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    Supporting Sustainability in a Business Environment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Role of an Adminstrator

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3433
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    Understanding Legislation and Regulations in a Customer Service Context

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Understanding Legislation and Regulations in a Customer Service Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/2495
    Click here to view full unit details
    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:
    L/618/3447
    Click here to view full unit details
    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:
    T/618/3569
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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:
    K/618/3455
    Click here to view full unit details
    Working with People in Organisations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with People in Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3704
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 3 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 3 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4060
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4065
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4077
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4089
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4096
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4097
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    Leadership Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4109
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    Making the most of work placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4105
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4106
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4147
    Click here to view full unit details

    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4129
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4132
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4135
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4141
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4144
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4150
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4153
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    English

    A maximum of 3 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4149
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/4137
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/6324
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6323
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4144
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Fluently and Accurately

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/6326
    Click here to view full unit details

    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
    Click here to view full unit details
    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
    Click here to view full unit details

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/6325
    Click here to view full unit details
    Maths

    A maximum of 3 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4875
    Click here to view full unit details
    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
    Click here to view full unit details

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4876
    Click here to view full unit details
    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4877
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratio

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/4878
    Click here to view full unit details

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4879
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4880
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4881
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to business and administration, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the business and administration sector and across other sectors. The qualification is of specific relevance to:

    • Young people interested in a career in the business and administration sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 3 qualifications or an advanced apprenticeship.

    • Young people and adults usually with prior attainment at level 1 and below, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the business and administration sector but need a broad grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills before applying for work.


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

    Mandatory units include:

    • Understanding Business Organisations
    • Communication Skills for Work

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as marketing, finances, customer relations) alongside generic employability skills (such as leadership skills and setting and meeting targets at 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 Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 3 Apprenticeship or to a Level 3 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above. The Certificate may also be the most appropriate size of qualification for learners who have not yet achieved Level 2 English and Maths and need to include significant learning time for these subjects within their learning programme.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to a number of roles in business and administration such as administrative assistant, customer service agent, clerk.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Business and Administration in any of the available pathways for example Customer Service or Medical Administration, including Technical level qualifications, or to an advanced 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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    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.