Is this the course for you?
Do you see yourself as having a career in business or maybe starting one of your own but you’re looking to understand how it works? Then this Level 2 First Award in Business might be for you. You will gain a crucial understanding of the world of business and develop technical skills in a practical, real-life learning environment.
This is an engaging, practical, and relevant introduction to the world of business that will help you take the next step towards your future. You will learn what’s behind a successful business model, explore the range of business types out there, and study what’s involved with setting up a new business and its financial management.
You will also gain real-life experience creating and presenting a business plan for a realistic business start-up in your local area. Plus, you will have the chance to develop practical skills such as examining key financial statements to review their importance.
By gaining this grounding in business, you will be in prime position to continue to L3 study in a broad range of areas or to progress into the world of work ready to take on exciting challenges.
What modules will you do?
- Introduction to Business
- Finance for Business (exam)
- Enterprise in the Business World (synoptic assessment)
You will also choose one option module covering marketing, customer services, or business recruitment.
What do you need to apply?
- GCSE qualifications at grades D-E or 3-2, including English & Maths
- Level 1 vocational qualification and Level 1 English & Maths qualification
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed as you progress through the course carrying out tasks and assignments. These will be marked by your teacher, so you will get feedback as to how you’re doing. You will also take an exam for the finance module, and complete a synoptic assessment for the third module, where you will apply your learning about types of business, business aims, business finance, market research, and the marketing mix to plan and present a business model for a business start-up idea.
Where can this course take you?
This course is designed to help prepare you whatever you choose to do. You may want to go into further education, where you’ll be prepared for a wide range of subjects that might interest you. Alternatively, you might be thinking of entering the world of work - the knowledge and practical skills learnt here can equip you well for both.