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Business OCR Diploma Level 2

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 you'll learn

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    This course is equivalent to five GCSEs grades 9-4 and
    provides you with an exciting insight into the world of
    business and enterprise. The units include:
    • The Marketing Plan
    • Business Online
    • Business Organisations
    • Business Finance
    • People in Business
    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
    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may
    wish to study English & maths to Level 3.
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 8-4 including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
  • 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
    • Professionaldiscussions
    • Group assessments
    • Role play
    • Practical activities
    • Exam (one online, onewritten)
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning
    Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity
    to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED
    This will give you a range of additional skills and
    experiences, and includes masterclasses; university
    visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and
    support with your university application, perfect for that
    next step into Higher Education.
    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
    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Accounts Clerk, where you can earn between £16,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience
    • An Administrative Assistant, and earn between £14,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience
    • A HR Officer, earning an average of £30,000 a year

  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Meeting guest speakers from the sport/fitness sector
    • Participating in regional and national tournaments
    • Taking part in enrichment activities such as social and sporting events, and getting involved in fundraising activities
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.
    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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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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