Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade D with Maths and English not lower than grade E (grade 2+).

This qualification is ideal for students who want to develop an understanding of the essential skills required to work successfully in a business environment, and gives them an understanding of business culture and responsibilities. It also allows students to develop the skills required to solve problems, communicate and work effectively with others, and gives them the opportunity to learn how to manage and improve their own performance in a business environment.

Duration

One year.

What will I study?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business, students must achieve a minimum of 6 units (minimum of 48 credits) from a choice of 10 optional units:

  • Unit 01 Business Culture and Responsibilities (8 credits)
  • Unit 02 Deliver Customer Service in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 03 Produce Documents in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 04 Solve Problems in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 05 Work with Others in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 06 Communicate in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 07 Contribute to Running a Project (8 credits)
  • Unit 08 Innovation in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 09 Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment (8 credits)
  • Unit 10 Respond to Change in a Business Environment (8 credits)

How will I be assessed?

Internal assessment whereby each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation
  • Witness testimony
  • Worksheets
  • Assignments/projects/reports
  • Record of professional discussion
  • Record of oral and written questioning
  • Candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What could it lead to?

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business
  • NCFE Levels 2 and 3 Diplomas in Business Administration
  • NCFE Levels 2 and 3 Diplomas in Customer Service
  • NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Management
  • A Level Business Studies

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