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A Level Business Online Course AQA

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£395

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Support

Up to 2 years

UCAS

Up to 56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

General Certificate od Education in Business AQA

A Level Business Online Course AQA

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£395

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

2 years

UCAS

56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

Course Information

This A Level Business Course introduces you to all you need to know about working in business, providing a solid foundation for further study.

With a focus on helping you to become a good decision maker, you’ll learn essential managerial skills, alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver. These skills are all highly sought after and valued in a wide range of careers.

The 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.

Learners generally progress onto this course from IGCSE Business, however you can begin this course without and IGCSE too.

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 ambitious plans to start your own business!

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.

Syllabus

The Full A Level has ten topics you will need to cover and the AS Level has six topics.  These are listed below.

Awarding Body: AQA

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

AS Modules

  • Understanding the nature and purpose of business
  • Understanding 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

A Level Modules

  • 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

Assessments

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations 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 qualification. The length of each exam is two hours long.

Paper 1Paper 1 Paper 1 A Level Qualification

AS Level Exams

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

Paper 1 Paper 1 AS Level Exams

This A’ Level Business course forms part of the linear qualifications and therefore 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.

A Level Business Online Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:

A Level in Business with AQA | AS Level in Business with AQA

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification.
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to.
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks.
  • Help completing university applications including UCAS and The Common Application.
  • Reference and predicted grade for University.
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track A Level if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

Your A Level course will be online.  You will access it via our online portal.  

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world.  With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-

AS Level: 180 hours

A Level:  360 hours

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.

Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university. 

Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.

We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.

Still unsure? See below for more information on A Level Business AQA

There are many different types of business, such as shops, hairdressers, solicitors, manufacturers, corporations etc., and each will be set up differently as an organisation. You may have heard the terms: limited liability companies, partnerships or sole traders and each of these serve a purpose and have been set up in this way for a particular reason. Each will follow a process to ensure that their business is successful and studying A Level Business will enable you to gain an in-depth knowledge of what makes these businesses work.

As you work through your day to day tasks, have you ever wondered what was involved in getting a loaf of bread to your table or why your mobile phone bill has increased. All aspects of business will have a reflection on the end product and determine the cost of products or services.

Working through your A Level Business course, you will learn how to set the price of stock and be able to work out if more goods produced, means more profit or less profit. Automatically, you would assume that the more goods you can sell, the more profit you would make for your business, but this is not necessarily the case as you will find when you calculate the breakeven point.

You may believe that being a manager is enough to enable you to manage staff and organise operations within the company but if you have no management and leadership skills, then there will be little confidence in your decision making and lack of moral within the organisation.

Whether you own a small independent shop or a chain of shops, you will be expected to develop a strategy to outsell your competitors and once you know how to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of a business, you will be halfway there.

Many learners may start with IGCSE Business, in order to form the basis of the business environment but even if you have not studied business at GCSE level, you will still be able to take advantage of this comprehensive course. Many learners will also study A Level Economics, which will delve deeper into the labour markets and the difference between success and failure.

Are you ready to enter the lucrative world of business?