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A' Level Business Course

Enrolment Fee 355.00

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Instalment plan: 115 deposit, then 4 monthly payments of 60


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Business Studies Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

What makes us unique when delivering your A Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We wont just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' Level Business Studies course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

What can you do with A' Level Business

The skills you gain from A' Level Business will allow you to go into Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction. All these require managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues.

If you are looking to progress onto University, students in the past have taken subjects in marketing, finance, human resources, computing/ICT and international business management.

Alternatively, you might have ambitous plans to start your own business!

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Modules

AS Level

Papers 1 and 2 will cover the following content:-

The nature and purpose of business
Different business forms
Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment.
Management, leadership and decision making
Management decision making
The role and importance of stakeholders
Setting marketing objectives
Understanding markets and customers
Making marketing decisions: segmentation, targeting, positioning
Making marketing decisions: using the marketing mix.
Setting operational objectives
Analysing operational performance
Making operational decisions to improve performance: increasing efficiency and productivity
Making operational decisions to improve performance: improving quality
Making operational decisions to improve performance: managing inventory and supply chains.
Setting financial objectives
Analysing financial performance
Making financial decisions: sources of finance
Making financial decisions: improving cash flow and profits
Setting human resource objectives
Analysing human resource performance
Making human resource decisions: improving organisational design and managing the human resource flow.
Making human resource decisions: improving motivation and engagement
Making human resource decisions: improving emploer-employee relations.
AS level consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations each totalling 50% of the overall AS Level grade.

Full A' Level

All three papers will cover content from the list below:-

Understanding the nature and purpose of business
Understanding different business forms
Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment
Understanding management, leadership and decision making
Understanding management decision making
Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders
Setting marketing objectives
Understanding markets and customers
Making marketing decisions: segmentation, targeting, positioning
Making marketing decisions: using the marketing mix
Setting operational objectives
Analysing operational performance
Making operational decisions to improve performance: increasing efficiency and productivity
Making operational decisions to improve performance: improving quality
Making operational decisions to improve performance: managing inventory and supply chains
Setting financial objectives
Analysing financial performance
Making financial decisions: sources of finance
Making financial decisions: improving cash flow and profits
Setting human resource objectives
Analysing human resource performance
Making human resource decisions: improving organisational design and managing the human resource flow
Making human resource decisions: improving motivation and engagement
Making human resource decisions: improving employer-employee relations
Mission, corporate objectives and strategy
Analysing the existing internal position of a business to assess strengths and weaknesses: financial ratio analysis
Analysing the existing internal position of a business to assess strengths and weaknesses: overall performance
Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: political and legal change
Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: economic change
Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: social and technological
Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: the competitive environment
Analysing strategic options: investment appraisal
Strategic direction: choosing which markets to compete in and what products to offer
Strategic positioning: choosing how to compete
Assessing a change in scale
Assessing innovation
Assessing internationalisation
Assessing greater use of digital technology
Managing change
Managing organisational culture
Managing strategic implementation
Problems with strategy and why strategies fail

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to GCSE Grade C or equivalent and have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

Full A' Level

Instalment Option

£115.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£355.00

AS Level

Pay in Full

£249.00

Nil

£249.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Business AQA: 7132
AS Level Business AQA: 7131




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