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Business Studies A Level (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description

**DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE**

 

If you wish to work in business in any capacity, the knowledge this in-depth home study course provides will equip you with the detailed understanding you need to put you at an advantage. Covering areas such as management, corporate strategies and marketing at an advanced level, our distance learning business studies A level is perfect for anyone wanting to make a difference in the world of business, whether they wish to go on to study it at a higher level or not.

 

 

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. 

Course content

Unit 1: Starting a business and financial planning

  • Starting a business
  • Financial planning

Unit 2: Managing a business

  • Finance
  • People in business
  • Operations management
  • Marketing

Unit 3: Strategies for success

  • Corporate objectives and strategies
  • Advanced accounting and finance
  • Advanced marketing
  • Advanced people in organisations
  • Advanced operations

Unit 4: The business environment and managing change

  • Advanced external influences
  • Managing change

Entry requirements

A general education up to GCSE level is advisable.

Assessment

This course follows specifications 2130 (A level), 1131 (AS) and 2131 (A2) from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specification can be obtained from AQA's website.

 

Four exams: 1hr45m (25% of marks), 1hr45m (25% of marks), 1hr30m (30% of marks) and 1hr15m (20% of marks)

Six AS assignments, six A2 assignments
No coursework

Please note that due to upcoming changes the final opportunity to sit exams for this course isSummer 2016.

Financial information

**FEES PAYABLE**

 

It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.

Representative examples:

For the full A level
Course fee:   £545
Deposit:  £54.50
Amount of credit:   £490.50
Monthly payment:  £81.75
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £545
Rate of interest:  0%(fixed)
0% APR representative.  
 
For AS level or A2 level
Course fee:  £325
Deposit:   £32.50
Amount of credit: £292.50 
Monthly payment:   £48.75
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:   £325
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  
 
For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

 

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses

Further information

Essential textbooks

AS

  • Marcouse, I. et al., AQA Business Studies for AS, 2nd edition, Hodder Education, 2011

A2

  • Marcouse, I. et al., AQA Business Studies for A2, Hodder Education, 2009

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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