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Business in Action

This course is a bridging course for students who wish to progress to a Level 3 qualification. It gives you a real taste of current factors that can have an impact on a business.

Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Course Information for Students

This course is suitable for students who have previously achieved a Level 2 Business qualification but are not sure if they are ready for a Level 3 Business course.  Business in Action is a bridging course that will allow students the opportunity to expand on their existing knowledge by examining key factors that are having an impact on a business and the environment in which it operates.  

You need:

  • GCSE English Language at grade 3*
  • GCSE Maths at grade 3*
  • Two further GCSEs graded 3 or above – must include a Level 2 Business qualification

*Students are able to study GCSE Maths and English during this qualification.

Other BTEC Level 2 qualifications are available, based on your qualifications.

You will study:

  • Business Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Business Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

You will also apply your learning to real projects, tasks and activities that are directly linked to a public sector organisation.


This course will be delivered on-site at the Roundhouse campus.

There may be an additional cost for trips/visits and any enrichment activity.

You will be assessed by completing assignments and internal tests as well as an employer project.

Further Study

The course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for a student who already has a Level 2 qualification to progress to: 

  • Level 3 Business qualifications
  • competency-based qualifications such as the Pearson BTEC NVQ Level 2 in either Business Administration or Team Leading, or the Pearson BTEC NVQ Level 3 in either Business Administration or Management, or their corresponding apprenticeships
  • employment within the business industry, for example entry level job roles within the sector


These qualifications have a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding, and lead to a range of career options to reflect the breadth of pathways within the business sector.  Career progression can include public or private sector employment in roles such as: 

  • Business Administrator
  • Marketing Administrator
  • Sales Administrator
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Retail Specialist
  • Recruitment and Selection Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Receptionist


For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 5, 2024 4:56 pm