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Business Studies A Level at Sheffield College

Course description

Is this course for me?

This course will suit you if you wish to obtain a broad understanding of business both from a UK and International perspective.

What will I learn?

Over the two years will you learn about how businesses operate, how they make strategic decisions and choices as well as covering the functional areas of marketing, finance, operations management and human resource management.

What else will I gain?

Through doing A levels you us will also be on the enrichment programme at College. This gives you the opportunity to work on projects, go on visits and also attend various University events.

You will also have a personal tutor to assist you during your studies with us.

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?

This course is taught by teachers who have worked in industry for a considerable period of time, who are experienced and extremely enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Entry requirements

To study 3  A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

To study 4 A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths


Examinations for A level take place at the end of two years of study.

Some are based on pre-released case study material and/or research.

Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where will it lead?  

Successful completion of this course can lead to study at Higher Education on Degree programmes, Foundation Degree programmes, and various HND programmes. The course is an excellent preparation for the subject routes of business studies, statistics, accountancy, financial services, law, and management. 


Further information

Regular homework is set on this course and you are expected to undertake an additional 5 hours of study in your own time to consolidate your learning.

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: HRENA1