Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma Entry Requirements
Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.
All students must be 16 years of age or above.
Approximately 160 hours.
Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma Course Duration
You can enrol on the course at any time.
Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma Course Content
Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma Unit 1: Personnel and Finance
Module 1 – Business Activity and the Changing Environment
This unit will consider the objectives of businesses, the changing environment and the criteria for judging success. The focus is on the importance of having clear business objectives and how the
business environment, provides opportunities for, and imposes constraints on, the pursuit of those objectives.
Subjects covered: business objectives; different types of organisations; factors of production; primary, secondary and tertiary activities; location; government influences; external influences and judging success.
Module 2 – Human Resources (Personnel)
This unit will consider people within organisations focusing on their roles, relationships and management in business.
Subjects covered: internal organisation; communication; recruitment & selection; training and motivation & rewards.
Module 3 – Accounting and Finance
This unit will explore the use of accounting and financial information as an aid to decision making.
Subjects covered: external & internal sources of finance; Budgets & cash flow forecasts; Cost & break-even analysis; Financial statements Ratios & performance (students will not be required to construct accounts for this unit – although some formulae in the examination will be required, which will be provided for that examination section)
Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma Unit 2: Promotion and Production
Module 4 – Marketing
This unit focuses on identifying and satisfying customer needs in a changing and competitive international environment.
Subjects covered: the market; the marketing mix and market research.
Module 5 – Production
This unit examines the way organisations use and manage resources to produce goods and services.
Subjects covered: Economies & diseconomies of scale; methods of production; productivity and quality assurance.
Each unit will have appropriate ‘case studies’ ‘summaries’, ‘keywords features’ and also some ‘examination tips’.
This Accredited Level 2 Business Studies Diploma can be used in preparation for progressing to higher level study in relevant business subjects (for example Accredited Level 3 Diplomas) or as a vehicle for career development or to fulfil entry requirements to education courses.