A Level Business

Course Code: Q100022

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    11 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Business

This A Level Business course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the dynamic world of business. This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse, evaluate, and engage with the various aspects of business operations, strategy, and management. Through a combination of theoretical learning and real-world applications, you will develop a solid foundation for pursuing higher education and entering the business world.

This exciting and dynamic subject offers you the opportunity to develop key life skills. You will explore a diverse range of companies in various markets; from planning and financing a business, through to managing a company, and developing strategies to succeed in the fast-paced business environment.

Units include:

  • business objectives and strategy
  • entrepreneurship
  • marketing
  • finance
  • human resources
  • how and why a business is set up in local, national and international marketplaces
  • how firms define their objectives
  • how technology, social media, environmental and ethical concerns influence strategic decision making in the national and global marketplace.

You will improve your analytical and communication skills and your expertise will be developed in reviewing data, observing business patterns and drawing logical conclusions.

You can even learn how to set up and run your own business or enterprise through Unloc and take part in work experience or volunteering.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and English. It is strongly recommended that you enrol onto core maths alongside your A Level in Business to support your studies.

You are expected to attend all timetabled sessions including Tutorial. You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

You will have to take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Upon successful completion of the A Level Business course, students will be well-prepared for a multitude of pathways, both in higher education and in the professional world.

The qualification suits entry-level positions in areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, and management. You could also progress to work in retail, human resources, finance and marketing, as well as a host of other careers. Many students become accountants, bookkeepers, business managers, management analysts, teachers and lecturers.

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