Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This Level 2 course will develop your knowledge and understanding of business in general. You will study 10 units in total which are all internally assessed. You will cover a wide range of units such as marketing, business purposes and organisations, financial forecasting, personal selling, online business etc. As this course is part of a study programme you will be given the opportunity to also work with businesses on projects and complete at least 5 days of work experience.

If you do not have a grade C in GCSE Maths and English, you will be assessed and will have to continue either on a GCSE course or a Functional Skills course at Level 1 or Level 2.

This course will help you develop a range of job-related and personal skills to pursue an entry job role within the business industry such as an Apprentice, Office Administrator/Assistant, Retail Assistant or an entry level IT Assistant.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 2-4 GCSEs grade, A*-D (including Maths and English, or functional Skills Level 1) or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma with level 1 Functional skills in Maths and English. Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course. There are 10 units. You will compile a portfolio of work which will be assessed by your teachers. You will be assessed via projects, presentations, case studies, interactive assessments, written assignments and in class assessments.

Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and you will receive an overall grade for the qualification.

Progression Opportunities

From this qualification you could progress onto a Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business course, Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship or Team Leadership Course.

Alternatively you may wish to study another Level 2 vocational qualification in another subject area to complement this course.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms using IT based equipment. You will also gain exposure to business organisations through external visits, guest speakers and attending business exhibitions. You will also be offered the opportunity to take part in enrichment programmes.

The College offers tutorial and welfare services to provide support and guidance whenever it is needed. The Colleges Learning Resource Centre provides excellent facilities for private study and includes access to computers, an extensive library and quiet study areas.

Mode of attendance: three four days a week. You will also have to complete some independent work.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.