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OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Business

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

The course will provide you with the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC course in Buinsess or onto our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy to study a Level 3 qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Opportunities may also be available for progression onto a relevant apprenticeship programme. Guest speakers, work placements and trips relating to the subjects covered are also related to the course.

Overview of the course: 

The course is assessed using a mix of written assignments and exams. All units are graded pass, merit and distinctions. Projects and assignments are based on realistic situations and activities. Students will work as a group and on individual projects.

Entry requirements: 

The course is open to students ages 16 and over.


An example of some of the topics covered are shown below:
- Business Communication
- Marketing & Branding
- Business Finance

As well as planning and running a small enterprise. Some of the units covered will be based around the planning ad everyday running of the enterprise project.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout course work and assignments and also examinations.

Further study options after this course: 

This level 2 qualification will give you opportunities to progress onto employment or more advanced courses such as the BTEC Level 3 Business course or onto our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy to study a BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship or an apprenticeship.

Length of the course: 

1 Year Full Time


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:


Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Jun 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.

Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.

98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

'Fabulous placement for my 2 weeks work experience which was linked well to the subjects covered within the course. This whole experience of the course has totally changed my outlook of business and built my confidence, really looking forward to progressing onto the level 3 in September.' Jill Ritchie-Watson, Business L2 2014/15

'Had an amazing year and met lots of new friends, great college, great experience, great course'. Rameeza Emal, Business L2 2014/15

'The college and the course has really accommodated to my personal needs, and expectations.' Kirsty Vaux, Business L2 2014/15

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How to apply: 

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