A Level in Business

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2024


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?

During your first year 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.

In your first year you will examine the role businesses have in society, how they are structured and run, and how management makes decisions relating to the core business functions of marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

During your second year, the focus will shift to business strategy and how modern businesses interact with wider society, including issues such as the competitive environment, globalisation, emerging technologies and the challenges of economic change.

In both years we will use up- to- date examples from the business world to show how theory can be used to understand the choices companies are making and the constraints they are working under.

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.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

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 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 Β£1987.

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 Β£20,319
  • 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 Β£25,000 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.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

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

During your first year you will take two 90-minute papers, and in your second year 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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