Course at a glance

The Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma has been designed to provide students with a sound understanding of commercial activities. In particular, it will benefit those who seek employment in commercial occupations, whether in trade or in one of the services ancillary to trade.

Upon completion of the Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma, students will acquire a knowledge of and develop an understanding of, the nature and purpose of commercial activities and commercial institutions. Alongside developing skills of numeracy, literacy, presentation and interpretation.

The course is a year in length and divided into 2 units of study. At the end of each unit there is an associated TMA (Tutor Marked Assessment) which students are required to complete and submit. The course is formally assessed by an average grade being attained from the 2 submitted Assessments.

Accredited Level 2 Commerce 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.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma Course Duration

1 Year.


You can enrol on the course at any time.

Awarding Body

AccordAI/Accord Certified

Quality Licence Scheme

Assessment Method

Two tutor marked assignments; one assignment after each unit.

Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma Course Content

Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma Unit 1: Production, Trade, and Consumer Credit

Module 1: Production and Commercial Activity

  • Production
  • Organisation of Production
  • Barter and Money
  • Kinds of Occupations
  • Commercial Activity
  • Channels of Distribution
  • The production of goods and services; the various activities, occupations and commercial functions in-volved. 

Module 2: Trade

  • Retail Trade
  • Wholesale Trade
  • International Trade
  • The channels of distribution for goods and services in home and international trade; the role of markets, government involvement. 

Module 3: Consumer Credit and Protection

  • Buying Goods and Services
  • Types of Credit
  • Consumer Protection
  • Purchase and payment considerations;
  • Sources of finance for purchases of goods and services;
  • Methods of protection available to consumers. 

Accredited Level 2 Commerce Diploma Unit 2: Business Ownership and Trade

Module 4: Business Ownership
  • Private and Public Ownership
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Multi-nationals
  • Commercial Calculations
  • Measuring Business Performance
  • Improving Business Performance
  • Sources of Finance
  • Private and public ownership of business organisations; control, profits and losses; the results of trading
  • Sources of finance.

Module 5: Aids to Trade

  • Banking
  • Transport
  • Communications
  • Insurance
  • Advertising
  • Warehousing
  • The role of banks, transport, communications, insurance, advertising and warehousing in making buying and selling safer and simpler.


This course can be used in preparation for progressing to higher level study in relevant business or economics subjects (for example Accredited Level 3 Diplomas) or as a vehicle for career development or to fulfil entry requirements to education courses.