This course provides an insight into how businesses operate; examining those involved in running a business, how they are organised and financed and the importance of effective business communication. You will also look at how to set up your own business.
The OCR Level 2 qualification is a practical, work-related course where the assessment is based on investigating real life businesses such as the highly competitive mobile phone industry, the innovative 'dot com' companies and the more traditional manufacturing sector. You will have to research different companies using a variety of methods, such as the Internet, or conducting interviews with business owners. You will be investigating a range of business issues such as supermarket price wars or the impact of e-commerce.