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Course Overview

AQA Qualification Code: 7132

Our AQA A-level Business online course is known as an inter-disciplinary subject where you combine elements of accountancy, leadership, economics, social psychology, and law. Business is a contemporary and “real world” subject sought after by many employers!

The A-level Business online course will give you a thorough grounding in the skills required for today’s rapidly changing business world. You will gain skills in all aspects of running a business and we even cover the skills required to start your own. Once complete, you’ll fully understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society.

On this course, you will develop a critical understanding of different business forms, the markets they serve, and the process of adding value. A-Level Business online course will give you the tools and information required to understand how businesses are created, managed, and become successful, making you a real asset for future employers.

Course Options:

1. Self Study

All of our A Levels are studied online with support from our specialist subject tutors. You will be given access to our online learning materials and e-books. Your tutor will provide detailed feedback on your learning & mock exams. They will also be on hand over the phone, video calls, WhatsApp or email to support & guide you.

  • Access to full course online
  • e-books provided
  • Workbooks* will be posted
  • Interactive quizzes*
  • Google Classroom Access
  • Tutor email support
  • Register your exams with us
 
2. PLUS Course
  • Online live classes – these are live interactive classes.
  • These classes are recorded and can be watched back, access available for 7 days
  • Access to full course online
  • e-books provided
  • Workbooks* will be posted
  • Interactive quizzes*
  • Google Classroom Access
  • Homework/assignments set and mark & feedback provided
  • Mock assessments in Autumn and Spring
  • Register your exams with us
  • UCAS Application support

The Classroom Environment

Our online/in-person classes are small making learning more accessible for learners and gives the classroom environment a calm atmosphere to learn. Having a limited number of students in the classroom gives the students more one-on-one time with their teacher, for teachers to review students’ work, to provide feedback on what went well, and how to improve students’ work for the future.

About our teachers

Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning. Teachers will support students towards their individual pathways in education.. Our teachers are here to help!

Course structure – Self-study option

  • Total course – 160 hours online
  • Students are expected to study 6 hours per week, independently

Course structure – PLUS option

  • 3 hours of online live classes per week over 20 weeks
  • Students are expected to study a further 3 hours per week, independently
  • Total course – 160 hours online
 

Course fees – Self-study Option

  • Enrolment fee:      £80
  • Course fee:          £650
 

Installments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £66.25 per month (after deducting the application fee)

Course fees for PLUS Option

  • Enrolment fee:      £80
  • Course fee:          £1200
Installments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £135 per month (after deducting the application fee)

How to Apply?

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License office@swanseacollege.com
  3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable)

Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • Understanding the nature and purpose of business
  • Understanding different business forms
  • Understanding that businesses operate within an external
    environment
  • Understanding management, leadership and decision making
  • Understanding management decision making
  • Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders
  • Setting marketing objectives
  • Understanding markets and customers
  • Making marketing decisions: segmentation, targeting, positioning
  • Making marketing decisions: using the marketing mix
  • Setting operational objectives
  • Analysing operational performance
  • Making operational decisions to improve performance:
    increasing efficiency and productivity
  • Making operational decisions to improve performance:
    improving quality
  • Making operational decisions to improve performance:
    managing inventory and supply chains
  • Setting financial objectives
  • Analysing financial performance
  • Making financial decisions: sources of finance
  • Making financial decisions: improving cash flow and profits
  • Setting human resource objectives
  • Analysing human resource performance
  • Making human resource decisions: improving organisational design
    and managing the human resource flow
  • Making human resource decisions: improving motivation and engagement
  • Making human resource decisions: improving employer-employee
    relations
  • Mission, corporate objectives and strategy
  • Analysing the existing internal position of a business to assess
    strengths and weaknesses: financial ratio analysis
  • Analysing the existing internal position of a business to assess
    strengths and weaknesses: overall performance
  • Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and
    threats: political and legal change
  • Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and
    threats: economic change
  • Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: social and technological
  • Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats: the competitive environment
  • Analysing strategic options: investment appraisal
  • Strategic direction: choosing which markets to compete in and what products to offer
  • Strategic positioning: choosing how to compete
  • Assessing a change in scale
  • Assessing innovation
  • Assessing internationalisation
  • Assessing greater use of digital technology
  • Managing change
  • Managing organisational culture
  • Managing strategic implementation
  • Problems with strategy and why strategies fail

Entry Requirements:

There are no previous entry requirements for this course

Assessments

Mock Assessments will take place in December and March/April. (PLUS option only).

Register for your exams by 20th January

A level: 3 written exams.

More information can be found in the specification

You will be awarded up to 56 UCAS points per A Level

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