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Business Studies AS at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

At AS level, this specification introduces candidates to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. It then explores the key internal functions of business and how the management of these functions can assist in improving the effectiveness and performance of a business. Unit 1: Planning and Financing a Business : Starting a Business - the challenges and issues of starting a busienss; enterprise; entrepreneurs Financial Planning - key financial concepts needed to start a business including sources of start up finance, planning cashflow, contribution and break even Unit 2: Managing a Business: People - communcation, motivation, recruitment, HR planning Operations Management - adding value, quality, customer service Finance - improving cash flow, measuring profit, improving profitability Marketing and Competition - planning, 4 "P's", analysing the competitive environment

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE including m inimum Grade B in English and Business Studies, and Grade C in Maths

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Accounting or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Business Studies, which could lead onto higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that would support a trainee management course within a company and help you develop the skills, understanding and experience to work towards management level. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Accounting or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Business Studies, which could lead onto higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that would support a trainee management course within a company and help you develop the skills, understanding and experience to work towards management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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