Level 2 Business and IT User Skills

The new level 2 programme is ideal for those wanting to pursue a business or business administration career. This course provides essential knowledge and skills needed to work in an office environment. Providing an excellent progression route to level 3 study or onto an Apprenticeship programme. 

What will I study?

Essential aspects of business administration including:
  • Producing business documents and managing information
  • Planning and organising meetings
  • Different types of organisations
  • Business communication and developing working relationships with colleagues.
Essential skills and knowledge related to using Information Technology at work including:
  • How using IT helps you do your job
  • Software fundamentals
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheets
  • IT security
If you are aged between 16-18 you will also carry out work experience to help you develop your skills further. 
If you are aged between 16-18 and have not already achieved a grade 9-4 then you will study English and Maths.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed internally and online assessment.

How will the course be delivered?

Delivery will be a blend of online learner and classroom input.  You will be able to work on your online learning packages in the classroom and from home.  Classroom activities will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you have acquired.

Entry requirements

4  GCSEs  grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths and English.

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

Level 3 study or onto an apprenticeship programme. 

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide