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

Course description



This IGCSE in business studies is designed to impart all the information you need to gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals of business. You can expect to learn about relevant terminology, concepts and methods, examine business-related issues affecting both the UK and international markets, develop a critical approach and learn to analyse business data. Perfect for anyone wishing to work in business, and also giving a head-start to anyone thinking about studying business at a higher level, this distance learning course forms a comprehensive introduction to the world of commerce, industry and finance.


You should allow for between 120 and 150 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

Module 1: Business activity and the changing environment
Module 2: Human resources
Module 3: Accounting and finance
Module 4: Marketing
Module 5: Production


Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required for this course.


This course follows specification 4BS0 from the awarding organisation Edexcel. Full details of the specification can be obtained from Edexcel's website.

One exam: 2hrs
Fifteen NEC-marked assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Financial information



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 example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
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

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

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: 24 July 2019
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