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Business OCR Diploma Level 2 (2019 intake)

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of business, studying pathways including Business Administration, Business Enterprise and Working Effectively in Business.
    As part of the programme you will investigate business practices and create business ideas, as well as develop essential business and administrative skills. You will continue to study essential Maths and English as well as employability skills.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    This course is equivalent to five GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) and provides you with an exciting insight to the world of business and enterprise. The units include:
    • Enterprise in the Business World
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Promoting a Brand
    • Business Online
    • Sales & Personal Selling
    • Finance for Business
    • Introducing Law and Consumer Rights

    You will also continue to develop your English and maths skills and will be given the opportunity to re-sit your Maths and/or English GCSE.

    The course will be delivered by experienced tutors from the world of business. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national businesses, including guest speakers from these businesses and visits to their place of work. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete work experience.

    We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Role Play
    • Practical activities
    • Exam (one online, one written)
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 course.

    Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Business Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Administrator.

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 8-4 (A-D) including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Please contact a member of the Business team on 01204 482271 or email
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Simply complete an application form: apply now
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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