This course is aimed at practising or aspiring first line managers, team leaders and supervisors. The qualification develops management skills and equips participants with the knowledge and abilities they need to succeed in a team leading or supervisory role.
Ideally you should be a practising or aspiring supervisor/manager. Applicants who are new to the course must take a numeracy and literacy Level 2 initial assessment test and an interview to ensure that the programme is suitable for them.
You will build your knowledge and understanding of solving work-based problems and making decisions based on gathering and interpreting information and evaluating options to determine the most appropriate solution.
You will also develop an awareness of the factors that influence how people behave at work and you will investigate a range of leadership styles to motivate individuals and monitor performance.
There is the opportunity to look at the importance of planning and delegation and, in the later stages of the course, you will explore how effective communication at work can increase staff motivation and productivity.
Modules could include:
Assessment is by coursework and observations.
There are no additional costs as ILM membership is included within the course fees.
Successful completion of this qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as the ILM Level 6 Award in Management.
When teenager Rufaro Hwindingwi left school after her GCSEs, she was unsure which career was right for her.
The teenager went to a Derby College enrolment day with an idea that business might be a good path to follow. Now she is studying Level 2 business and has a part-time job with award-winning Derby estate agents Hannells.
She also has her sights set on Business at Level 3, before going on to university to a take a Business Management Degree and then a Masters.
But Rufaro, 17, explained that initially she planned to follow her mother into health and social care...but the subject was not her main passion.
She liked the style and content of Derby College's module based Level 2 business course saying she prefers coursework to exam-based learning.
Rufaro said she has studied eight units, with areas including the techniques and purpose of branding and the value of brand recognition, as well as how to be professional online, on the phone and face-to-face.
She has also learnt about managing cashflow, cashflow forecasts and how to analyse break even graphs and charts.
As part of her studies, Rufaro had two weeks' work experience with Hannells Estate Agents through its Academy link with Derby College.
Hannells area sales manager Victoria Downing said: "Derby College's business course is designed to prepare students for the workplace. Rufaro really was outstanding. We were able to have a conversation about her working part-time with us, because we had an unfilled vacancy, and it's great to have her with us."
Derby College's Employer Academy programme aims to boost students' employability skills and job prospects as well as giving employers the opportunity to shape the college curriculum.
It also reduces employers' costs for recruiting young people into job and apprenticeship roles after their College course.
I'm going to continue with Hannells and then go onto Level 3 in business at Derby College. That's my next step. Then I'm thinking of a Business Management degree at Birmingham City University or the University of Birmingham. I think Business Management may be a base for another course, maybe a Masters.