Business

This course is designed to inspire you to consider a career in one of the many business disciplines, such as marketing, finance, sales, recruitment or retail.  It will give you the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of and develop skills in business as well as opening a gateway to various progression opportunities including our Academies, Level 3 Business, apprenticeships and employment.

English and maths provide the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work. At Oldham College we are committed to developing these skills throughout your time with us. You will receive an initial assessment and, if you have not already achieved A*- C GCSE in these subjects, you will be supported in working towards this during your time with us in specialist classes at a level appropriate to you. If you have already achieved A*-C, you will continue to have these vital skills developed within your chosen course of study.

During your time on Level 2 Business Skills you will study:

Core Units:
Enterprise in the Business World
Finance for Business

Mandatory Unit:
Principles of Marketing

Specialist Units:
Introducing Retail Business
Recruitment Selection and Employment
Business Online
Building Successful Teams in Business
Promoting a Brand
Using Business Documents
Providing Business Support
Principles of Customer Service
Sales and Personal Selling

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess you during this course.  There is a mandatory exam for one unit and also an external assessment.  All other work will be assessed within the college using the following methods:
Presentation
Role Play / Simulated working environment
Experience of Work
Written Work
Online Assessment
Pod Casts
Professional Discussions

As part of your Business Career Skills Level 2 course you will set up and run your own business partnership, demonstrating and implementing key business skills, knowledge and developing essential employability skills

Upon successful completion of your Business Career Skills Level 2 course you can progress on to a range of courses including:

Business Leadership Academy
Peter Jones Enterprise Academy
Finance Academy
Business Career Skills Level 3
You can also apply for Level 2 apprenticeship programmes on offer at Oldham College in a range of different business disciplines.  

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

You will attend a formal interview here at Oldham College to discuss your qualification, career aims and aspirations to ensure we recommend the right career path for you.

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Level 2

Careers

Administrator
Business Development Manager
Call Centre Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Customer Service Manager
Director
Finance Assistant
Finance Manager
General Manager
HR Manager
Managing Director
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Executive
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Purchasing Manager / Officer
Retail Manager
Sales Assistant
Sales Manager / Executive
Secretarial

National Careers Advice

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development