A Level in Business

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If you would like to study business, finance or management at university, AS level in Business provides an excellent foundation. The skills you learn are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers. Whatever you choose to do in the future, you'll find the things you learn on this course will help.

What will I do?

The A level in Business is a two year course During your first year you will study the AS level in Business. Which can be a standalone one year qualification. Upon successful completion of the AS level, you will then progress on to the second year to study the A2 qualification. Completing both years will achieve the full A level qualification.

During your AS level in Business, you will be introduced to key business areas. This includes a special focus on decision-making - particularly how decisions made in one area can affect the rest of the business.

AS units include:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision-making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance

In your A2 year, you will investigate the strategic decisions that all businesses have to make.

A2 units include:

  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing the strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: How to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

You will be taught in modern classrooms and have access to a well-equipped library. You will also have the opportunity to go on educational trips such as business workshops in Birmingham.

The entry qualifications for the A level in Business are five GCSEs at grade 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above), including a 6 in English and 5 in Maths.

If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business.

The A level in Business will take you two years to complete. You will attend college for a minimum of four days a week.

The A level in Business is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

Aged 19+

For those aged 19+, this course will cost £1987.
Year 1, AS Level - £724.
Year 2, A Level - £1263.

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE should you be eligible under one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over, and earning less than £18,525
  • Aged 19 or over, and currently unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Aged 19 or over and do not currently hold a Level 3 qualification

Alternatively, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

During the A Level in Business you will be assessed through five written examinations.

At AS Level you will take two 90-minute papers, and at A2 Level you will take three two-hour papers.

You will have a Personal Tutor to help guide and support your learning. Information on study skills and access to study support groups is available if required.

This qualification is useful for those wishing to apply for university to study Business Studies, as well as gaining employment within business or management.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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