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Content / Overview
The Level 2 Laser course in Business & IT will help to introduce you to the world of business and IT while building on your core transferrable skills. This one year course is a combination of theory with practical exercises over a range of mandatory and optional units.
In addition to weekly lessons you will be supported to find and complete one week's work experience in an area related to your career goals.
Although subject to change, below is an example of the modules covered in this course:
- Spreadsheet Software
- Presentation Software
- Developing Own Interpersonal Skills
- Building a Personal Career Portfolio
- Making Choices In Pursuit Of Personal Goals
- Leadership Skills
- Personal Learning Skills
- Team Building Skills
- Career Planning
- Practical Presentation Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Customer Service
- The Marketing Environment
- Work Experience
In addition to the main programme, this course also includes a weekly group tutorial session. All learners are expected to attend weekly English/Maths GCSE/ Functional Skills if grade on entry is below Level 4
Why Study Here
Opportunity to undertake work experience and you'll also benefit from our modern learning hub and business suite as well as learning from expert professionals with lots of commercial business experience.
This course offers insights into business or IT processes and is a pathway onto some level 3 qualifications. This course will also help to prepare students for employment and /or work based learning.
Application followed by individual interview
There are no subject specific entry requirements for this course however we require a minimum of four grade 3 GCSEs as well as satisfactory school references and a successful interview with a member of the business team within the college
This course is taught full time over 1 academic year, through a variety of teaching methods and practical investigations.
Homework will be set on a regular basis to support learning in the classroom
Your achievement will be assessed on an ongoing basis allowing you to see your progress. This course is 100% assignment based; these assignments are internally marked. There are no exams in the main qualification.
Learners may progress onto a Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship or another Level 2 course
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').