Business Studies (8994)

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016
These qualifications provide a general understanding of how business works. They cover all the essential knowledge you need to progress your career within an office based in a business environment.
These qualifications are ideal for those looking to work, or working, in secretarial or office-based positions in a business environment.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications provide insight into the modern world of business and cover areas such as:
  • General principles and organisation of business and business activity
  • Business environment, structure and organisation
  • Decision-making, planning and control.

You will learn on the job in the work environment, or in the classroom.

Assessment is through an externally set and marked written test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You are preparing for your first job in an office within a business environment, or are new to the role. You want to find out more about how modern business works.

Level 2
You have some experience of working in an office in a business environment and want to improve your understanding of the business world.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of office-based roles within a business environment including:

  • Clerical officer
  • Administration assistant
  • PA/Secretary
  • Office manager.

You could also progress to a number of City & Guilds business support qualifications including:

  • Levels 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • Levels 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are preparing for your first job in an office within a business environment, or are new to the role. You want to find out more about how modern business works.

This is a single-unit qualification.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of office-based roles within a business environment including:

  • Clerical officer
  • Administration assistant
  • PA/Secretary
  • Office manager.

You could also progress to a number of City & Guilds business support qualifications including:

  • Levels 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • Levels 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).

Level 1 Award in Business Studies (8994-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 1 Award in Business Studies

  • Accreditation No: 500/7633/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you have some experience of working in an office in a business environment and want to improve your understanding of the business world.

This is a single-unit qualification.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of office-based roles within a business environment including:

  • Clerical officer
  • Administration assistant
  • PA/Secretary
  • Office manager.

You could also progress to a number of City & Guilds business support qualifications including:

  • Levels 1 and 2 Awards in Office Procedures (8993)
  • Level 1 Award and Certificate in Business Administration (4418)
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Skills (7593)
  • Levels 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465).

Level 2 Award in Business Studies (8994-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Award in Business Studies

  • Accreditation No: 500/7530/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 60 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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