Business | NCFE Diploma in Skills for Business | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0072-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths. Qualification: NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business

Why this course?

This course will provide you with the relevant skills to pursue a career in business, work with a social enterprise, start up or work within a large corporate company.

Every type of business environment requires the ability to be organised, to use office equipment, work with others, deal with customers, answer the telephone, write letters, complete business documents and much more.

Over the course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of enterprise, finance, marketing and team building in business. 

  • Receive individual support
  • Learn organisational skills
  • Develop customer service and digital skills
  • Work with others
  • Build your confidence

Start dates

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Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades you can start on the Level 1 Get Started course.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Small business planning
  • Principles of marketing

Why the MET?

At the MET, we provide more than just your chosen qualification. All students are enrolled on a specialised Study Programme, which is tailored to your specific educational needs.

Through partnerships with local employers, we will help you become 'work-ready' through work experience, placements, industry visits, job shadowing and real-life projects.

There are also lots of free activities and initiatives for you to get involved with to help you make the most of your time at college. These are excellent opportunities to make new friends, help other students, improve your health and wellbeing, and boost your CV.

  • Assessment
    • Written assignments
    • Presentations
    • Formal talks
    • Controlled assessments
    • Exams


  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

What's next?

You will be ready for a career in business. If you have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate, you could go on to a Level 3 course, and apprenticeship or employment.

Future careers

There are a wide range of opportunities you can pursue after studying business. 

You could go on to gain a role in a small or large organisation, start your own business or become a specialist in a particular area such as: 

  • Marketing or advertising
  • Accounting or finance
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Entrepreneur/small businesses

Course fees

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Unemployed/Benefit Waiver and Level 2 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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