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A Level Business

A Level Business Course

Enrolment Fee £355.00

Enrol today and pay only £295.00

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Instalment plan: £115.00 deposit, then
4 monthly payments of £60.00

UCAS points: Yes

Hours required: 360

Support: 2 years

Course format: Online


Course Information

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.

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions. All of these skills are needed for further study and employment.


Calculatue UCAS points

Modules A Level

  • 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

Modules AS Level

  • 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

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to 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.

Assessment

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.

A Level Exams
There are three exams for the full A Level qualificaiton. The length of each exam is two hours long.

AS Level Exams
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

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

You will not be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification as they are now classed as entirely independent qualifications and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

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

A Level Business

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

A Level Business

Instalment Option

£115.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£355.00

AS Level Business

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



FAQs

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!

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.


There is no coursework or practical involved with this course. Your final grade will be based on exams only. This qualification is 100% exam based.

With our A Level courses you receive support and access for up to two years. You can however complete the course much sooner if you wish to. You will need to check the exam dates for your A Level subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.





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